Art and Architecture of Morocco and Muslim Spain
Explore the art and architecture of Morocco, a land of desert and sea that has been formed by a fusion of Berber, Arab, Portuguese, French, Roman, and Spanish culture. Examine the architecture, ceramics, woodwork, textiles, jewelry, ivories, and manuscripts of the place Edith Wharton referred to as a “land of mists and mysteries.” We will trace the history of Morocco chronologically from the native Berber culture through Phoenician, Roman, and Byzantine control, and look most closely at the Islamic period. Given the proximity to southern Spain, this course will also examine the art and architecture of the Islamic dynasties in neighboring Andalusia.
You'll Walk Away with
- A basic understanding of the history of Morocco and southern Spain
- Familiarity with the artistic styles found in Morocco and southern Spain
- Art enthusiasts
- Prospective and practicing art professionals