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HIST 2152 The Art of the Islamic Book (Spring: 3 )

Course Description

Muslims revere the Koran as God's word revealed to the Prophet Muhammad, 7th century CE, consequently writing, books became a major art form in Islamic culture. This seminar traces development of a distinctive tradition, from manuscripts of the Koran, copies of Persian classics some of the finest illustrations and illuminations ever produced to the modern trend for "artists books."

Instructor(s): Sheila Blair

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with: ARTH4409


Last Updated: 24-Jun-17