Art 249 Syllabus
Links for Art 249
Islamic Art & Architecture
updated and checked, 8/13/2003
THE ARAB WORLD
A web project on Arab Culture and Civilization
...from the National Institute for Technology and Liberal Education .
ARTS AND ARCHITECTURE LINKS
reference tools in Islamic Art and Architecture
...brought to you by the Fine Arts Library at Harvard.
the Nour Foundation -- the Khalili Collections of Art site
...this collection is the source for a number of the items in your books. The website itself is extremely impressive.Archnet
...“ArchNet is an online community for architects, planners, urban designers, landscape architects, and scholars, with a special focus on the Islamic world.” This site has articles from Muqarnas available in pdf format, image libraries, and much more. Their clickable Dictionary of Islamic Architecture isn't all it will be, because they are depending on contributed photographs to illustrate words.The Aga Khan Award for Architecture
...the most prestigious award for contemporary architecture in the Islamic world.
Islamic Art, Music, and Architecture around the Web
...a big links page based at the University of Georgiathe Islamic Arts and Architecture Organization
...certainly the neatest web-pages. There are calligraphy examples that self-translate when you run your cursor over them!!the Noble Sanctuary
...call it the Haram al-Sharif, the Noble Sancturay, the Temple Mount - it's the most important spot in Jerusalem and the center of controversy. Take a look.
THE PRACTICE OF ISLAM
...a very nice page on prayer in Islam - instructions, photographs, texts in Arabic and English - helpful for giving an idea about worship and private practice. The page is from a Sufi website.HISTORY LINKS
...great collection of primary sources available on the WebThe Encyclopedia of the Orient
...a handy online encyclopedia - terms in the left frame, definition in the center. There are lots of biographical and geographical entries, too. The whole thing is hyperlinked.CONTEMPORARY ISSUES
...take a look at some early technology adopters - this is the site for www.islam.org. It would be very interesting to figure out exactly what flavor of Islam they represent.
...The Council on American Islamic Relations - an interesting Islamic advocacy group.Fatwa Online
...online rulings on Islamic law for the believer. Well, for some believers. Maybe.
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