153 Chapter 13 Overview

What You’ll Learn To Do: Examine Islamic art and its impact on art history.

In Chapter 13 we will examine Islamic art. We will look at how this art contributed to the larger development of Western art. It is imperative to understand Islamic art in order to see how it impacted later artistic developments.

Learning Activities

The learning activities for this module include:

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  • Review: Key Learning Items

Islamic Art

  • Read: Introduction to Islamic Art
  • Read: Mosque Architecture

The Early Period

  • Read: The Early Period
  • Read: Dome of the Rock (includes a video—2:34)
  • Read: Great Mosque of Cordoba

The Medieval Period

  • Read: Medieval Period
  • Read: Pyxis of Al-Mughira
  • Read: The Alhambra
  • Watch: Ilkhanid Mihrab (5:40)

The Later Period

  • Read: Later Period
  • Watch: Qa’a: The Damascus Room (6:39)

Extra Review

  • Review: External Resources


  • Submit: Module 13 Quiz (5 points)
  • Submit: Museum Project (100 points)


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