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Arts of the Book in the Islamic World - ARHT3678

Year - 2020

This course provides a thematic chronological survey of Islamic book arts, drawing on both visual traditions and key texts. Starting with early Qur'ans, we move to illustrated manuscripts, portraiture, and albums in the medieval and early modern periods, including several examples from Sydney's collections, and end with the shift to print cultures in the 19th century. Throughout this chronological overview, we explore themes and questions such as patronage, authorship, workshop practices, word-image relations, sensory experience, audience, transmission, connections with other media and manuscript cultures, as well as the collecting and display of works-on-paper in museums.

2hr lecture/week, 1hr tutorial/week

1x2500wd essay or research project (60%), 1x1000wd Tutorial paper (20%), 1x1000wd equivalent oral presentation on an object (20%)


12 credit points at 2000 level in Art History


Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences

Semester 2

24 Aug 2020

Department/School: Art History
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 28 Sep 2020
Unit of study level: Senior
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
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