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Division: Parsons The New School for Design
School: School of Art and Design History and Theory
Department: Art and Design History
Course Number: PLAH 4096
Course Format: Seminar
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
- Art History, Theory & Criticism
- Cultural Studies
- Design History, Theory & Criticism
The rise of Islam fostered a unique yet adaptable visual culture that spread across vast geographic and temporal boundaries. This course investigates the defining features of Islamic objects and sites while acknowledging their diverse regional and cultural influences. Students will learn how religious art reflects the tenets of Islam in its symbolic meanings and decorative purposes, as well as connect the rise of secular court culture to the political circumstances of Islamic dynasties. While this class addresses Islamic art from the seventh century to the present day, it explores thematic case studies rather than presenting a comprehensive survey. Concepts of self, representation, gender, and identity will feature prominently in class discussions. Pathway: Art and Design History
Open to: All university undergraduate degree students. Pre-requisite(s): first-year university wrting course, and at least two prior history or methods course in art, media, film, or visual culture. One of these courses should be 3000-level.
Open to Undergraduate students.