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Beauty and Aesthetics in Islam
The Islamic civilisation allowed the development of autonomous norms of beauty that were inspired by the faith of Islam. The Islamic artistic tradition viewed the beauty of the universe, emphasized...
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The Art of Calligraphy in the Ottoman Empire
Ottoman Turks produced and perfected several varieties of Arabic script. All the various branches of the art of calligraphy, an art greatly loved and respected by the Ottoman Turks, were flourished...
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The Arch That Never Sleeps
Perhaps no culture mastered the design and use of the arch more than the Muslims. Inheriting earlier arch...
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Architecture under Umayyad Patronage (661-750)
Under the Umayyads, Islam spread to various lands, generating considerable prosperity and wealth. In that...
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Umayyad Mosques and Palaces
The Umayyad architectural splendour is experienced in both religious and domestic buildings. At the core of...
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Ceremonial Gates of the Abbassids
Among the features of the Abbassids elaborate lifestyle that had a great impact on the architecture of this...
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The Abbassid Mosques
Building enthusiasm of the Abbassids took a new dimension in the construction of mosques as reflected in...
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The Mosque of Cordoba
One cannot visit Cordoba (in Spain) today without a trip to its main tourist attraction, The Great Mosque of...
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