Academic Catalog 2020–2021

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IAA745 Calligraphy in Islamic Art and Architecture

[3–0, 3 cr.]

This is an intensive survey of the development of the Arabic script and its application on various media. Special emphasis will be on the role of calligraphy in Islamic cultures. The course will address the function and meaning of the use of calligraphy, its communicative, decorative, and symbolic functions, covering its use in religious and secular contexts, and in various media.