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080044 PS Case Study II/III: Across the Strait of Gibraltar: Western Islamic Art in the Middle Ages (2015W)

Late Antiquity and the Rise of Islamic Art

Continuous assessment of course work

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Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).

Details

max. 25 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Wednesday 07.10. 12:30 - 14:00 Seminarraum 2 d. Inst. f. Kunstgeschichte UniCampus Hof 9 3F-EG-20
Wednesday 14.10. 12:30 - 14:00 Seminarraum 2 d. Inst. f. Kunstgeschichte UniCampus Hof 9 3F-EG-20
Wednesday 21.10. 12:30 - 14:00 Seminarraum 2 d. Inst. f. Kunstgeschichte UniCampus Hof 9 3F-EG-20
Wednesday 28.10. 12:30 - 14:00 Seminarraum 2 d. Inst. f. Kunstgeschichte UniCampus Hof 9 3F-EG-20
Wednesday 04.11. 12:30 - 14:00 Seminarraum 2 d. Inst. f. Kunstgeschichte UniCampus Hof 9 3F-EG-20
Wednesday 11.11. 12:30 - 14:00 Seminarraum 2 d. Inst. f. Kunstgeschichte UniCampus Hof 9 3F-EG-20
Wednesday 18.11. 12:30 - 14:00 Seminarraum 2 d. Inst. f. Kunstgeschichte UniCampus Hof 9 3F-EG-20
Wednesday 25.11. 12:30 - 14:00 Seminarraum 2 d. Inst. f. Kunstgeschichte UniCampus Hof 9 3F-EG-20
Wednesday 02.12. 12:30 - 14:00 Seminarraum 2 d. Inst. f. Kunstgeschichte UniCampus Hof 9 3F-EG-20
Wednesday 09.12. 12:30 - 14:00 Seminarraum 2 d. Inst. f. Kunstgeschichte UniCampus Hof 9 3F-EG-20
Wednesday 16.12. 12:30 - 14:00 Seminarraum 2 d. Inst. f. Kunstgeschichte UniCampus Hof 9 3F-EG-20
Wednesday 13.01. 12:30 - 14:00 Seminarraum 2 d. Inst. f. Kunstgeschichte UniCampus Hof 9 3F-EG-20
Wednesday 20.01. 12:30 - 14:00 Seminarraum 2 d. Inst. f. Kunstgeschichte UniCampus Hof 9 3F-EG-20
Wednesday 27.01. 12:30 - 14:00 Seminarraum 2 d. Inst. f. Kunstgeschichte UniCampus Hof 9 3F-EG-20

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

Across the Strait of Gibraltar: western Islamic art in the middle ages
1) Intro #1: The Islamic civilization: Introduction
a. Introduction of the course: program, tasks and evaluation
b. Religious and historical outline
c. Masterpieces of Islamic art
2) Intro #2: The rise of Islamic art
a. Mosques
b. Palaces
c. decoration
3) The mosque of Cordoba #1
a. History of the origins / relation with Damascus
b. Structure
c. conversions of churches into mosques
4) The mosque of Cordoba #2
a. The mosque in the 10th century
b. The mihrab and its mosaics
c. The maqsura
5) Madinat al-Zahra
a. A satellite palace / city (the tradition from the Islamic world)
b. Structure
c. Palace decoration
6) Cordoban Ivories
a. Material
b. Technique
c. Iconography
7) The minbar of the mosque of Kutubiyya, Marrakesh
a. The object: history and function
b. The material and the technique
c. The arabesque: description and definition
8) Mosques and madrasas in medieval north Africa
a. History
b. Structures and models
c. Ibn Tumart and the mosque of Tinmal
9) Spolia across the strait of Gibraltar
a. Meaning of spolia
b. Capitals and bells
10) The Alhambra #1
a. History
b. Structure
c. Water and architecture
11) The Alhambra #2
a. Architectural decoration
b. Epigraphy and poetry
12) The Mudejar #1
a. Definition
b. Mudejar churches
c. Mudejar style across the Ocean: Christian architecture in the America
13) The Mudejar #2
a. Mudejar palaces
b. Mudejar synagogues
c. A 15th century international style?
14) Post-Islamic art in the Iberian peninsula
a. Ceramics
b. Historiography
c. Summary of the course

Assessment and permitted materials

Participation, oral presentation and written paper.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

The course aims at providing students with the adequate tools in order to describe, analyze and research the art produced in southern Spain and Morocco during the Middle Ages.

Examination topics

The course will be divided into 13/14 seminars devoted to specific topics. Each seminar will consist of a general discussion (in which students are expexted to participate) on the theme of the seminar, 1 or 2 oral presentation(s) by the students on specific themes related to the seminar and a final frontal lecture by the instructor to sum up the main themes and issues related to the topic of the seminar.

Reading list

Al-Andalus: the art of Islamic Spain, edited by Jerrilynn D. Dodds, 1992.
Die Mudejar-Kunst: islamische Ästhetik in christlicher Kunst, edited by Eva Schubert and Jamila Binous, 2006.
The Alhambra, by Oleg Grabar, 1978.
Morocco: 5000 years of culture, edited by Vincent Boele, 2005

Association in the course directory

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