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Islamic Art Study Guide Stokstad Chapter 8, pgs 271-327 Gardner Chapter 10, pgs 318-343 Vocabulary Abbasid Dynasty aniconic Arabesque Caliph Calligraphy Hadith Horseshoe arch Imam Islam iwan Kaaba Khamsa of Nizami Kilim Koran Kufic madrasas Mecca miminatures Minbar mirador Mosque muqarnas Naskhi Nasrid Ogival or pointed arch thuluth Tugras Umayyad Dynasty Warp and weft Historical Evidence 1. What are the “Five Pillars” of Islam? Interpretation and Meaning 1. What specific building served as a model for the design of later mosque structures? 2. Why is Calligraphy such a pervasive form of Islamic culture?
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3. What is the meaning of the garden in Islamic architecture, and what specific form is this garden given at the Alhambra? Style 1. What aspects of the carved stone frieze on the exterior of the Umayyad palace of Mshatta are characteristic of Islamic art? What aspects of the carved stone frieze on the exterior of this palace relate to Persian and Byzantine motifs? 2. What are the distinctive characteristics of the Ottoman central plan mosque design, as represented in
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Unformatted text preview: the Selimiye Cami at Edirne? 3. Discuss how geometric, botanical and calligraphic motifs are combined in the design of the Koran frontispiece from 14 th century Mamluk Egypt. What other examples of Islamic art reveal similar combinations? Materials and Techniques 1. What materials and techniques were used to make the 13 th century pen box from Persia and why were they used? 2. Discuss the technique used in making a knotted Persian carpet. How is this different that a Turkish pile carpet or kilim? Compare and Discuss 1. Compare the architectural form and artistic program of the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem with that of San Vitale in Ravenna. 2. Compare the 13 th century silk tapestry of the Banner of Las Navas de Tolosa with the 14 th century Mamluk Koran frontispiece . Although these artworks are in different media and from different parts of the Islamic world, what features of their design are characteristic of Islamic art?...
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This note was uploaded on 02/08/2011 for the course ART 101 taught by Professor Helm during the Spring '11 term at DeVry Austin.

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