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Muslim Journeys Event - Film - ISLAMIC ART SPOTS - D. Fairchild Ruggles

Feb 6 - 7:00 p.m.
Hewes Library - 3

Hewes Library, Monmouth College & Buchanan Center for the Arts Presents

The Meaning of Beauty: The Art of Gardens in Islam

Presented by D. Fairchild Ruggles, PhD

From her video compilation of Islamic Art Spots (A Series of Short Films)

  • Thursday, February 6, 2014, 7:00pm
  • Hewes Library, Barnes Electronic Classroom (HL03), Monmouth College

Prof. Ruggles will discuss how and why gardens became a significant and meaningful form of art in the Islamic world.

Shah Nematollah Vali Shrine, Mahan, Iran; Bagh-e Shazade Gardens, Mahan, Iran; Hotel Moshir Garden, Yazd, Iran

Islamic Art Spots

Seven visual essays, presented in a series of short films designed to make art from Muslim societies an integral part of the Muslim Journeys experience. Islamic Art Spots were written and produced by D. Fairchild Ruggles, Professor of Art, Architecture, and Landscape History, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and produced by Twin Cities Public Television.

Sponsored By: Hewes Library

D. Fairchild Ruggles will introduce and discuss selected films from her anthology of short films prepared for the Muslim Journeys Bookshelf sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts and the American Library Association. Ruggles is a Professor of Landscape Architecture at the University of Illinois, Champaign.