4.614 Architecture in the Islamic World


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Introduces the history of Islamic cultures that spans fourteen centuries and three continents - Asia, Africa, Europe - and recent developments in the United States. Studies a number of representative examples, from the House of the Prophet to the present, in conjunction with their urban, social, political, and intellectual environments. Presents Islamic architecture both as a full-fledged historical tradition and as a dynamic and interactive cultural catalyst that influenced and was influenced by the civilizations with which it came in contact.

This class has no prerequisites.

4.614 will be offered this semester (Fall 2017). It is instructed by N. Rabbat.

Lecture occurs 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays in 5-216.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This class counts as a HASS A.

You can find more information at the Religious Architecture and Islamic Culture site or on the 4.614 Stellar site.

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