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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. The Palace complex showing different sections of the plan.
Khirbat Al-Mafjar, Palace (740 -750)
Khirbat Palace remains a unique example of Umayyad luxury and their developed taste for art. The palace...
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Taj Mahal : The Architecture of Love
"The whole together appears like a most perfect pearl on an azure ground. The effect is such as, I confess, I...
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Kutubiya Mosque (1158)
Abul Mumin chose to build his mosque adjacent to the main street of booksellers to emphasize the importance...
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Al-Qarawiyyin Mosque and University
For well over twelve hundred years Al-Qarawiyyin has been one of the leading spiritual and educational...
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The Muslim Carpet
The Muslim carpet has long been a luxury commodity sought by textile museums, rich collectors and wealthy...
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