4.622 Islamic Gardens and Geographies

Class Info

Seminar focuses on the historical geography of Islamic gardens, from Andalusia to Southeast Asia, with an emphasis on the Indian subcontinent. Critically engages evidence from archaeological, art historical, and cartographic sources, and explores strategies for generating integrative accounts of historical landscapes. Topics include gardens, cities, cultural landscapes, and political territories, along with their contemporary significance for cultural heritage conservation and design. Additional work required of graduate students. Limited to 15.

This class has no prerequisites.

4.622 will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Spring semester, and will be instructed by J. Wescoat.

Lecture occurs 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM on Tuesdays in 5-216.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits.

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