Division of Applied Undergraduate Studies
Islamic Art and Architecture
Between the middle of the 7th and 19th centuries, Islamic art developed in an expansive geographic area stretching from Spain in Europe to India and beyond in Asia, and from West Africa in the south to Central Asia in the north. This course surveys the chronological development of Islamic arts and explores the variations of regional styles. Architecture, the arts of the book, and decorative arts are discussed in their social contexts.