Seminar: Islamic Art

CAS AH 428

The development of the central aesthetic concepts and visual traditions of the Islamic world are considered through a variety of time periods, media, or themes. Topic for Spring 2013: Painting and Calligraphy in Islam. Examines the manuscript traditions of the Islamic world, with particular attention to painting and calligraphy. Books and albums are considered within the genres of religious, historical, and literary manuscripts. Consideration of the Persian epic Shahnama, glittering Qurans, and royal albums.

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