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Art and Design: Islamic Geometric Patterns

Saturday, May 16, 2015 - 5:00pm

Join us at this unique illustrated presentation and hands-on workshop on the art and design of Islamic geometric patterns with Carol Bier, Visiting Scholar with the Center for Islamic Studies at the Graduate Theological Union and former Curator at The Textile Museum in Washington, DC.

After a brief illustrated introduction to Islamic ornament in ceramic tile, carved woodwork, and illuminated manuscripts, we will explore the basic principles that underly geometric patterns in Islamic art through hands-on activities. Using paper-folding and coloring exercises you will learn to visualize circles and centers and the intersecting axes of grids that allow for the repetition of designs to create a pattern. Come to understand the organization of historical designs and find your own forms of expression through the use of color and symmetry.

 

“Geometric Patterns in Islamic Art.”

Saturday, April 18, 2015 - 11:00am

An illustrated lecture by CIS Visiting Scholar Carol Bier, one of many programs offered as part of the inaugural National Math Festival in Washington DC, sponsored by the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (Berkeley) and the Institute for Advanced Study (Princeton) in cooperation with Smithsonian Institution. The festival is “dedicated to discovering the delight and power of mathematics in everyday life.”  11AM (repeated at 1PM) Location: Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC.

“Encountering the Silk Road in Western China: Then and Now.”

Monday, April 6, 2015 - 7:30pm

Lecture and discussion with CIS Visiting Scholar Carol Bier, inspired by her recent travels in western China (eastern Turkestan), addressing perplexities she encountered with regard to geography and the environment, ethnicity and identity, religion and the arts along ancient trade routes. Location: The Hillside Club, Berkeley CA (www.hillsideclub.org).

Ex Oriente Lux: Luxury Textiles and Oriental Carpets

Friday, October 31, 2014 - 10:30am

Carol Bier, visiting scholar at the GTU's Center for Islamic Studies, will be offering a lecture and discussion at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco as part of the museum's series on "The Arts of the Islamic World."  Asian Art Museum, 200 Larkin Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

Cultural Equity: Ways of Looking at Islamic Art

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - 11:15am

Cultural Equity: Ways of Looking at Islamic Art, presentation by Carol Bier

Carol Bier, Islamic Art Historian & Visiting Scholar at the Center for Islamic Studies (GTU)
presentation to be held in Professor Munir Jiwa's Islam in the Public Sphere class

 

Location: Pacific School of Religion (PSR), Mudd 103 

CIS visiting scholar, Carol Bier, to lecture at the Museum of Art and History

The Center for Islamic Studies at the GTU is pleased to announce that visiting scholar, Carol Bier, will be giving the annual lecture at the Museum of Art and History in Santa Cruz, California on February 15, 2014 from 1:00pm-2:00pm.  
 
The lecture is titled:
 
Symmetry, Asymmetry, and Symmetry-Breaking in Oriental Carpets
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