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Asian Art 14b. Islamic Architecture


  1. List 2 visual/formal features of the Islamic architecture in Asia.
  2. In this class we have discussed how we might conceptualize “Asia” as a unified cultural entity from the perspective of Buddhist art–its spread along the Silk Road and its reception and adaptation by different local artistic traditions. How do you think might this concept of Asia change if we also look from the perspective of Islamic art?

Reading Assignment



Key Works

Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal N-UP-A28-a
White marble with inlays, sandstone platform; h. 73 m (240′)

Agra, India


Commissioned by Emperor Shah Jahan (r. 1628-1658)

Niujie (ox street) Mosque

Niujie Mosques02
Beijing, China

Begun 996, enlarged and repaired in 1400s and 1600s



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