ARTH247paper2 - ARTH 247 Fall 2009 Second Paper Topics...

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ARTH 247 Fall 2009 Second Paper Topics Paper Due: December 4, in class . In a short paper (4-6 pages) examine ONE of the following topics . Upon consultation with me, you may also choose a different topic than those listed below (please talk with me as soon as possible). 1. Take any school of painting from the Islamic world (i.e. Timurid, Ilkhanid, Safavid, Ottoman, Mughal, etc.) and examine the style and iconography of 2-4 images from a specific manuscript. Discuss the images in the context of the entire book and what the cultural function of the book was. Types of books that you might want to choose from include, copies of the Shahnama , histories, and medical or scientific texts. 2. Pick one modern mosque (built since 1950) and examine how it does or does not perpetuate earlier conventions of mosque architecture. How does this mosque use “modern” architectural materials and forms (such as the use of steel, concrete, glass, etc.)? How does it remain traditional? How does the structure function as a monument
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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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ARTH247paper2 - ARTH 247 Fall 2009 Second Paper Topics...

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