Folklore | Turkish Art & Architecture
F540 | 25646 | H. Glassie

Above course meets with Folk-F440

Fulfills: Area & Theory

Turkish Art and Architecture at once introduces Turkish culture
through art and exemplifies the methods of material culture
analysis. In lectures accompanied by slides, the landscape and
buildings, the weaving and pottery of Turkey will provide an
understanding of Islamic art, of the convergence of creativity and
spirituality, while describing historical and contemporary varieties
of creative action. The emphasis will be on the artists themselves,
the women and men of Turkey; the topic of material culture method
will be regularly addressed. For folklorists, the course will fill
both area and theory requirements. For art historians, the course
can amount to an entry to Islam. For anthropologists, the course can
be taken as an introduction to Turkey. For students of Near Eastern
Languages and Cultures, the course will relate Middle Eastern
culture, religion, and art. All graduate students and advanced
undergraduates are welcome. There will be a single paper, not
necessarily related to Turkey, but focusing upon the deep topic of
the course, the relation of art to religion and human needs.