Mode of learning : Online - Instructor Lead(LVC)
Domain / Subject : Arts & Design
Function : General
Trainer name : Dr Peter Morgan
Starts on : 24th Sep 2014
Duration : 10 Weeks
Difficulty : Advanced
About the course
Muslim societies produced art of tremendous vitality and diversity for around 1500 years in centres from Spain and West Africa to South-East Asia and China. Their artistic production includes architectural monuments such as mosques, palaces, and civic centres to textiles, manuscripts, and portable objects in ceramic, gold, silver, metal alloys, ivory, and rock crystal. This introductory course will explore the main stylistic and iconographic themes in Islamic art and highlight the diversity of its expressions.
Assessment for this course is based on two written assignments - one short assignment due half way through the course and one longer assignment due at the end of the course. Students will have about two weeks to complete each assignment.
By the end of the course you will understand:
And you will be able to:
This course is delivered online; to participate you must to be familiar with using a computer for purposes such as sending email and searching the Internet. You will also need regular access to the Internet and a computer meeting our recommended minimum computer specification.
To participate in the course you will need to have regular access to the Internet and you will need to buy the following textbook: Hattstein, M., and Delius, P., (eds.), Islam. Art and Architecture Ullman, 2010) ISBN 3833160020 [Or, you may prefer the 2004 hardback edition of the same book ISBN 383311178X]
The areas you will cover in this course are:
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