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HAD-655P Topics in Islamic Art and Design

3 Credits

This course examines the visual cultures of the Islamic world from 600 to present. It addresses various topics in the historiographic narratives and pedagogies of the field in a global context and studies a wide range of objects, ornaments, buildings, and themes in their social, political, technological, geographical, and religious contexts. The class explores understudied realms including the art of the Arab Spring, contemporary women artists, and the art market of the cultural products of the lands of Islam and those under the influence of their Islamic past.