Traditional Islamic Art and Architecture

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Humanities 1914: Explorations in Traditional Asian Cultures Traditional Islamic Art and Architecture (includes guide to film, "Patterns of Beauty") I. Development A. Pre-Islamic Influences: Greco-Roman, Byzantine, and Persian B. "Classical" Styles: develop by 1000 A.D. in Iraq and Iran under Abbasid Caliphate II. Distinctive Features A. Abstract vs. naturalistic representation, which is prohibited Private art is an exception B. Infinite quality, linked to divinity Every free space is taken up by some sort of representation C. Meaning attached to each shape, form, color Dome – heaven Red – fire D. Careful consideration/respect for natural environment E. Artist not creator or designer, but "discoverer" Artists consider their name to not be important, so they often don’t include their name Consider their art as more important F. Basic modes of representation: geometric forms, Arabesque, and calligraphy Mathematic have close tie with Arabic art
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