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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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Figure 1: Dome of the Rock, the Jewel of Islam, Jerusalem (691-692).
Umayyad Mosques and Palaces
The Umayyad architectural splendour is experienced in both religious and domestic buildings. At the core of...
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Bab Alamma, Samara (836/37 AD) with its three iwans
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 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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Bab Mardum Mosque - An inspiration for Gothic?
Bab Mardum Mosque was built in Toledo Spain between 999 and 1000 according to an inscription found on its...
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Introduction to Muslim Art and Ornaments
Muslim art differs from the art of other cultures in the form and material as well as in the subject and...
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