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Arts of the Islamic World (iTunes U)

A series of lectures in two parts (about 45 min. per part)
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The lectures in this Society for Asian Art's Arts of Asia lecture series have been structured to provide a broad overview of both pre-Islamic and Islamic art. The subjects include pre-Islamic art in Iran, Central Asia, Arabia and Byzantium, painting, architecture, ceramics, textiles, calligraphy, Islam in India, attitudes towards images, and contemporary art. Lectures include:
Introduction to Islamic Art
Qamar Adamjee, Asian Art Museum
An Introduction to the Art of Pre-Islamic Iran and Central Asia
David Stronach, UC Berkeley
Arts of Ancient Arabia
Massumeh Farhad, Freer and Sackler Galleries of Art, Smithsonian Institution
Assimilation and Conquest: Byzantine Sources for Islamic Art
Helen Evans, Metropolitan Museum of Art
Seeing and Being Seen in Isfahan: Expanding Gaze for an Early Modern Capital
Renata Holod, University of Pennsylvania
Chinese Influence on Islamic Glazed Ceramics
Oliver Watson, University of Oxford
Building Types in Islamic Architecture
Santhi Kavuri-Bauer, San Francisco State University
The Visual Culture of Islam in India
Alka Patel, UC Irvine
The Art of Islamic Calligraphy: A Journey through Time
Maryam Ekhtiar, Metropolitan Museum of Art
Seek Knowledge Evan as Far as China: East-West Cultural Transmissions in Post Mongol Iran
Ladan Akbarnia, British Museum
Imagining Europe at the Persian Court in the Seventeenth Century (15901720)
Amy Landau, Walters Art Museum

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