ICONOGRAPHY IN THE ISLAMIC WORLD

With Oliver Watson, Emeritus Professor of Islamic Art and Architecture, University of Oxford

Lecture Theature

In the West, many believe that figures are forbidden in the Islamic world and that significant meaning is instead conveyed in the abstract patterns that abound in Islamic art. The true story is more interesting, and shows a distinctive and innovative approach to iconography and meaning in both religious and secular contexts in the Islamic world.

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