Teaching Islamic Architecture: An Introduction to Introducing the Subject
presentation slides

This presentation was conceived as a way to introduce to instructors some of the topics one might encounter while teaching the history of Islamic architecture. It is intended for instructors to review for themselves and is not intended to be delivered to students. Much of the material here has been previously presented in a public lecture and is provided here for wider dissemination. This presentation includes a brief introduction to the subject’s historiography, challenges in teaching the material, as well as a brief assessment of some popular textbooks. If one is embarking upon a ‘World’ or ‘Global’ survey of art or architectural history the information in this presentation can provide a valuable background and greater accessibility for anyone wishing to teach any aspect of Islamic art and architecture.

By downloading this digital file, You, the user, are accepting and agreeing to the Archnet.org "Terms of use." This material is to be used solely for educational purposes. Thus the files may be modified and tailored in order to meet different educational demands. However, you understand that these files are to be used at your own risk. If You do not agree with the terms of this Agreement, You should not download the digital file.  

Hedrick, Christian. “Teaching Islamic Architecture: An Introduction to Introducing the Subject.” Presentation developed for Archnet.org, Aga Khan Documentation Center, Cambridge, MA, 2015.
Aga Khan Documentation Center at MIT
architectural education
architectural history
art history
history of architecture