AAMW538 - TOPICS:ART OF AL-ANDALUS

Topic varies. Fall 2018: The course will focus on the production, consumption, and trade of textiles in Islamic Spain from the ninth through the fifteenth centuries. We will explore the place of Islamic Spain within the greater context of Islamic art historical studies, the impact of nineteenth- and early twentieth-century collecting (and dispersing) practices, and will work from case studies to highlight the multiplicity of approaches used in the study of the Andalusi textile worlds. A special focus of the class will be the routes of exchange and the myriad symbolical uses of textiles across the Islamic and Christian divides in the Iberian Peninsula as well as throughout the commercial routes of the Mediterranean and Central Asia.
Section 401 - SEM - TOPICS:ART OF AL-ANDALUS: TEXTILES: DESIGN, TRADE, MEANING
R 0430PM-0730PM
FELICIANO, MARIA