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ARHS 1319 - Architecture of the Islamic World


Credits: 3

An introduction to the rich and varied architecture found across the Islamic world, from medieval Spain to contemporary Dubai, from the domes of Istanbul to the gardens of Isfahan. From its beginnings in seventh-century Arabia, Islam expanded rapidly across much of the Mediterranean and central Asia, incorporating new languages, cultures, and artistic traditions. Rather than conforming to a specific type, Islamic architecture proved to be highly adaptable, encouraging visual experimentation with new motifs and techniques as well as localized styles. Along with the historical development and aesthetic philosophies of Islamic architecture, students learn how these manifold traditions have shaped current dialogues about the Islamic world today. (*updated* 10/7/20; effective spring 2021)



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