ISLAMIC ART

(400 BCE - 1650 CE)

56_-_Great_Mosque,_Córdoba,_Spain
56_-_Great_Mosque,_Córdoba,_Spain
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56_-_Great_Mosque,_Córdoba,_Spain_plan_f_list
56_-_Great_Mosque,_Córdoba,_Spain_plan_f_list
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56_-_Great_Mosque,_Córdoba,_Spain,_exterior_view
56_-_Great_Mosque,_Córdoba,_Spain,_exterior_view
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56_-_Great_Mosque._Córdoba,_Spain,_detail
56_-_Great_Mosque._Córdoba,_Spain,_detail
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56_-_Great_Mosque,_Córdoba,_Spain_arches_copy
56_-_Great_Mosque,_Córdoba,_Spain_arches_copy
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84 - Mosque of Selim II, Edirne, Turkey c2
84 - Mosque of Selim II, Edirne, Turkey c2
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84 - Mosque of Selim II, Edirne, Turkey plan unlabeled c2
84 - Mosque of Selim II, Edirne, Turkey plan unlabeled c2
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84 - Mosque of Selim II interior
84 - Mosque of Selim II interior
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168 - Great Mosque of Djenne copy.jpg
168 - Great Mosque of Djenne copy.jpg

1200 CE

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CONTENT: What do you see?

FORM: The details (what you see more exactly). How the artist delivers the content.

CONTEXT: Everything NOT observable.

FUNCTION: The intended purpose of the work.

Assignments:

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RESEARCH: 

 

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Islamic Art Unit Sheet

APAH 250 Images:

Vocabulary

Islam
Mosque
Muhammad
Qur'an (Koran)
Dome of the Rock
5 Pillars of Faith
mihrab

anionic

imam
qibla
minaret
arabesque
​calligraphy (kufic)
tessellation
squinch

 

Sacred Architecture:

56. Mosque at Cordova, Spain

84. Mosque of Selim II, Turkey

168. Great Mosque of Djenne, with markets, Mali

183. The Kaaba, Saudi Arabia

185. Dome of the Rock 

     - interior

186. Great Mosque (Masjid-e Jameh)

     - courtyard

     - mihrab

Other Architecture:

65. Alhambra Palaces, Spain

209. Taj Mahal, India

Luxury Objects:

57. Pyxis of al-Mughira, Umayyad

188. Basin (Baptistère de St. Louis)

        Muhammad ibn al-Zain

191. The Ardabil Carpet, Maqusud of Kashan

Painting:

187. Folio from a Qur’an, Abbasid

189. Bahram Gur Fights the Karg, folio from the

         Great Il-Khanid Shahnama

190, The Court of Gayumars, folio from 

         Shah Tah masp’s Shahnam

208. Jahangir Preferring a Sufi Shaikh to Kings

 

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Islamic Art Unit Sheet