Mosaics, Manuscripts, and Wall Painting in Islamic Art
- Course Code:
- Unit value:
- Year of study:
- Year 2, Year 3 or Year 4
- Taught in:
- Full Year
The course includes visits to London Museum collections, such as those of the British Museum, the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Courtald Institute.
Objectives and learning outcomes of the course
At the end of the course students should
- have a familiarity with the main aspects of painting produced in the Islamic lands during the period 7th to 17th centuries;
- should be able to identify relevant objects assigning them accurately to their time and place;
- and should have developed further skills in critical reading and well-structured essay-writing
Method of assessment2 essays of 3,000 words each = 30%, seminar presentation = 10%, exam =60%
- M. Almagro et. al., Qusayr Amra, Madrid, 1975.
- M. van Berchem, 'The Mosaics of the Dome of the Rock at Jerusalem and the Great Mosque at Damascus'., in K.A.C. Creswell (ed.), Early Muslim Architecture, vol. 1, Oxford, 1932, pp. 149-252.
- Bosworth, C.E., The Arabs, Byzantium and Iran: Studies in Early Islamic History and Culture, Aldershot, Variorum, 1996
- S. Canby, The Golden Age of Persian Art, London, 1999.
- J.D. Dodds, ' The Great Mosque of Cordoba', Al-Andalus: The Art of Islamic Spain, New York, 1992.
- Ettinghausen R., Arab Painting, Geneva, 1962.
- Gray, B., Persian Painting, Geneva, 1961.
- R. Hillenbrand, Islamic Architecture, Edinburgh, 1994.
- Lings M., The Qur'anic Art of Calligraphy and Illumination, London, 1976.
- U. Monneret de Villard, Le Pitture Musulmane al Soffitto della Cappella Palatina in Palermo, Rome, 1950.