Islam, Art, & Society


This course explores the interweaving of Islamic theology, spirituality, art, architecture, mathematics, and astronomy in the beautification of everyday objects and lived spaces. It examines how underlying principles of beauty and sacred geometry have shaped places such as hospitals, palaces, gardens, colleges, mosques, inns, and Sufi lodges as well as their historical functions in Muslim societies. Case studies include a range of diverse sites and cultural artifacts from across Afro-Eurasia.
Cross-Listed As
  • ARTHIST 786S
Typically Offered
Fall and/or Spring