"Symmetry and Islamic Aesthetics"
Presentation by Carol Bier
A leisurely sojourn to the Alhambra and the Taj Mahal, this illustrated lecture will explore aspects of symmetry and beauty that define great monuments of Islamic art and architecture. Together we will explore the relationship of symmetry and Islamic aesthetics to gain a deeper understanding of beauty. Hillside Club member, Carol Bier is Research Scholar with the Center for Islamic Studies, here in Berkeley at the Graduate Theological Union. She will share on-location photos, including some from her most recent visit to India in early March, just before the global pandemic was recognized. As an historian of Islamic art, Carol has traveled and published extensively on Islamic art and architecture, including two books and numerous peer-reviewed articles in academic journals.