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Islamic Arts and Culture

Islamic Arts and Culture

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ISLAMIC ART AND CULTURE
{ A RESOURCE FOR TEACHERS }
I   S AMI   C ARA ND C  U UR
 {   S  O U  C  O C  S  }  
 
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This packet was produced in conjunction with the exhibition
Palaceand Mosque: Islamic Art from the Victoria and Albert Museum.
It has beensupplemented with objects not in the exhibition.National Gallery of Art, Washington(July 18, 2004−February 6, 2005)Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, Texas(April 3−September 4, 2005)Setagaya Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan(October 22−December 11, 2005)Millennium Galleries, Shefeld, England(January 14−April 16, 2006).This exhibition was organized by the Victoria and Albert Museum,London, in association with the National Gallery of Art, Washington.The exhibition at the National Gallery of Art is generouslysponsored by H.R.H. Prince Bandar bin Sultan, Ambassador of Saudi Arabia to the United States.The international tour of this exhibition has been made possible bythe generosity of Mohammed Jameel, the benefactor of the V&A’s Jameel Gallery of Islamic Art, which is dedicated to the memory of Mr. Abdul Latif Jameel, the late founder of the Abdul Latif JameelGroup, and his wife Nasa.It is supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on theArts and the Humanities.The packet was prepared by the Division of Education and produced by the Publishing Ofce. Designed by Catalone Design Co. Ourthanks to Rosamond Mack, Barry Wood, and Richard Carter. ©2004 Board of Trustees, National Gallery of Art, Washington
cover image:
Architectural details from the Alhambra
Grenada, Spain
 photograph Ana Maria Zavala
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS
INTRODUCTION
Islamic artCalligraphyrabesquesGeometric designsThe question of images
MAPS
The extent of Islamic territory c. 900The extent of Islamic territory c. 1500
HISTORICAL SURVEY
Muhammad and the beginnings of IslamThe rst caliphs and the Umayyadsgolden age: The Abbasid DynastyEarly medieval dynasties in the west:Fatimids, AyyubidsEarly medieval dynasties in the east:Ghaznavids, SeljuksLate medieval period: Mongols and MamluksThe late empires: Ottomans in the westThe late empires: Safavids in the east
SLIDE DISCUSSIONSSECTION 1:
Islam, the mosque,and the Qur’anThe Qur’anThe Five Pillars of IslamThe mosqueSlides 1−6
SECTION 2:
Science and learningSlides 7−9
SECTION 3:
Palaces and poetrySlides 10−14
SECTION 4:
 Arts of the objectin exchangeSlides 15−20
TEACHING ACTIVITIES 
Social Studies: InvestigationCreative Writing: It’s a Mysteryrt & Math: Shapes and Patterns
GLOSSARY & RESOURCES
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