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4.622 Islamic Gardens and Geographies

Prereq: Permission of instructor
Acad Year 2017-2018: U (Spring)
Acad Year 2018-2019: Not offered

12 Units

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.

J. Wescoat

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Subject meets with 4.623