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In this course, students will gain an understanding of Islamic Art and its transformation over fourteen centuries through contributions of various cultures and civilizations. Structured within a chronological frame, the course will provide a discussion of creative process, experience and perception of images (calligraphy and manuscript illuminations), objects (textiles, pottery and decorative arts) and spaces (architecture) in historical and contemporary cultures of Islam. Through assignments that emphasize research and presentation skills, students will explore a broad range of perspectives.