The fourteenth lesson in a 22 lesson course on Monuments of Islamic Architecture developed by Professors Gulru Necipoglu and David Roxburgh at the Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture at Harvard University. This lesson explores the wider question of architectural
style, the choices made in architecture, and its relationship to political
ideology. It will also explore the
architectural exchange exhibited between Peter the Just, also known as Pedro
the Cruel, and Muhammad V in their respective palaces and is intended to complicate the idea that particular kinds of architectural
styles are confined to particular religions, whether it be Judaism, Islam, or Christianity.
Necipoglu, Gulru and David Roxburgh. “A Cross Cultural Aesthetic.” Lesson 14/22 presentation developed for the Aga Khan Trust for Culture Education Programme, 2019.