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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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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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Figure 1. Plan of the Karatay Madrasa showing the dominance of the central hall (covered court).
Karatay Madrasa, Konya 1252
Karatay Madrasa can be considered as the apex of Seljuk architectural small space design. Major features of...
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Figure 1. The general plan of Ince minaret madrasa (1260-65)
Ince Minare Madrasa
Ince Minare Madrasa is one of the most impressive structures introduced by the Seljuks to endorse the central...
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