May 25, 2019  
Course Catalog 2018-2019 
    
Course Catalog 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ARTS 353 - Paintings, Portraits, and Prints: Arabic and Persian Book Arts


Semester Offered: First Semester
Full Course
Credits: 4 credits
Attribute: 4HU, CD, WINT

This course examines figural painting and arts of the book in the Islamic lands, with a focus on Arabic and Persian cultural spheres ca. 1200s-1800s. We will study concepts of the book in Islamic civilization, illuminated Qur?an manuscripts, word/image relationship, albums, and single-page portraits. The class concludes with the advent of printing and lithographic image making in the nineteenth century.

Enrollment Limit: 30
Instructor: F. Emami

Prerequisites & Notes: An Art History or MENA course is recommended but not required.


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