Academic Catalog 2022–2023

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IAA746 Geometry in Islamic Art and Architecture

[3–0, 3 cr.]

This course addresses an iconic aspect of Islamic art in the context of the general development of sciences in the Islamic world. It explores the extensive literature about the use of geometry in Islamic art and architecture, and the various theories related to its interpretation. The course will also present a series of case studies of patterns, investigating their function in the visual arts and architecture.

Note: This course has not been taught since Fall 2020 and will not be taught in the academic year 2022-2023.