AESTHINT 43 - Visual Culture of the Ottoman Empire Between East and West (15th-17th Centuries) or return to Course Catalog Search
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|Faculty of Arts and Sciences||General Education||Gulru Necipoglu-Kafadar|
|Term||Day and Time||Location|
|Fall 2017-2018 (show academic calendar)||TuTh 11:00 a.m. - 11:59 a.m.||Art Museums Deknatel Hall|
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Credit in Faculty of Arts and Sciences is equivalent to:
Examines the visual culture of the Ottoman Empire straddling three continents (Asia, Europe, Africa), together with cross-cultural artistic interactions with Western and Asian Islamic courts (Safavid Iran, Mughal India). Ottoman urbanism, architecture, miniature painting and decorative arts studied in their socio-political contexts that informed their production and reception. The selective fusion of Ottoman-Islamic, Byzantine and Italian Renaissance elements in the codification of a distinctive visual tradition that helped processes of multicultural empire building and identity formation is analyzed. Earliest representations of the East by European artists working in the "Orientalist" mode are also considered.
This course fulfills the requirement that one of the eight General Education courses also engage substantially with Study of the Past.
|Eligible for cross-registration|
With permission of instructor/subject to availability
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