Course Title: 01:082:328 Modern and Contemporary Visual Culture in the Islamic World
Academic Credits: 3 credits
Mode of Instruction: Lecture
Course Prerequisites: 01:082:320 or permission of instructor.
Core Curriculum: None
Modern Islamic Art: This course is broadly designed as a survey of art and architecture of the Islamic world from 1453 to the present. It brackets the content under three themes: three early-modern Islamic empires (ottomans, Safavids, Mughals), "colonized" Islamicate lands, today's predominantly Muslim empires. The course's art historical interests are not limited to two-dimensional works on paper and singular monuments, but urbanism, city planning (Fatehpur Sikri, modern Baghdad, colonized Algiers), as well as city destruction (Beirut, as our last lecture, will be a case study). Under the three large themes based on empire, the course introduces notions of imperial self-fashioning, artistic agency, cross-cultural exchange, orientalism, westernization, occidentalism, and revivalism.
Required and Recommended Course Materials:
Professor Deniz Turker
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