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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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Andalusia’s New Golden Pottery
In times past, Granada was a hub of artistic flair, imagination, and creativity, to the extent that the...
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The Scholars of Seville – Artists, Architecture and Government
Seville was a key centre of Islamic Civilisation in Spain. Here you can read about the architect of the...
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One of the small mahfills in Suleymaniye Mosque
Influence of Acoustic Data in Architectural Design
Sinan's is renowned for its success in the acoustic design of mosques is. Read further to discover the...
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Figure 1. Plan of Al-Hakim Mosque showing the five aisled prayer hall and porticoes resembling the Al-Azhar Mosque.
Al-Hakim Mosque, Cairo (990-1012)
Al Hakim Mosque is the second major Fatimid Mosque and the fourth most important religious edifice in Egypt....
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Figure 1. Plan of Mshatta Palace.
Mshatta Palace, Jordan; 743-744 CE
Msatta is a renowned Ummayad palace with spectacular architectural and artistic details that continues to...
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