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Faculty of Arts and SciencesGeneral EducationGulru Necipoglu-Kafadar and David J. Roxburgh
TermDay and TimeLocation
Fall 2018-2019  (show academic calendar)TuTh   9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.Art Museums Deknatel Hall
4  (show credit conversion for other schools)
Credit Level

An introduction to ten iconic monuments of the Islamic world from the beginning of Islam to the early modern period. The course introduces various types of building-mosques, palaces, multifunctional complexes-and city types and the factors that shaped them, artistic, patronal, socio-political, religio-cultural, and economic. Each case study is divided into two lectures. The first presents the monument or city by "walking" through it. The second is devoted to themes elicited from the example, developed in light of comparative monuments, sites, and/or written sources, and to problems of patronage, production, audience and meaning as they pertain to architectural history.

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Cross Registration
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