Unformatted text preview: buildings. 2. Works of art that are today sometimes referred to as “decorative” or “luxury” arts are of major importance in Islamic cultures. Investigate a particular medium such as textiles, ivory, ceramics, or metalwork, of a specific Islamic period/culture (i.e. Umayyad, Abbasid, Fatimid, etc.) and consider the significance and function to that particular culture. Possible themes that you may want to focus on include relations with other cultures; political and/or economic functions of luxury goods; the issue of decorative vocabulary; and the development of technique and style. The paper is due on October 30, 2009 in class. Please let me know if you need help locating sources....
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This note was uploaded on 06/15/2010 for the course ART 247 taught by Professor Tohme during the Fall '09 term at Wellesley College.
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