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Course Info

  • Course Number / Code:
  • 4.614 (Fall 2002) 
  • Course Title:
  • Religious Architecture and Islamic Cultures 
  • Course Level:
  • Undergraduate 
  • Offered by :
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    Massachusetts, United States  
  • Department:
  • Architecture 
  • Course Instructor(s):
  • Prof. Nasser Rabbat 
  • Course Introduction:
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  • 4.614 Religious Architecture and Islamic Cultures



    Fall 2002




    Course Highlights


    This course on religious architecture includes extensive lecture notes covering every major period in Islamic architecture, and includes dozens of images. This course also includes a glossary of terms found in the lecture notes.

    » Watch a video introduction featuring the course instructor.
    Prof. Nasser Rabbat (RM - 56K) (RM - 80K) (RM - 220K)



    Course Description


    This course introduces the history of Islamic cultures through their most vibrant material signs: the religious architecture that spans fourteen centuries and three continents — Asia, Africa, and Europe. The course presents Islamic architecture both as a historical tradition and as a cultural catalyst that influenced and was influenced by the civilizations with which it came in contact.



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