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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 Taj Mahal
A white marble tomb built in 1631-48 in Agra, seat of the Mugal Empire by Shah Jehan for his wife, Arjuman...
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Interior Architecture of Desert Climate
Mr. Hadi Ali Shateh discusses design solutions adopted in regions of desert climate and analyses the...
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Qarawiyin Mosque
Almost entirely enclosed by narrow alleyways, the mosque of Qarawiyin, [in Fes] like many an ancient European...
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Pottery, Ceramics and Glass
As in all civilisations, great use was made of pottery, for cooking, lighting, washing, etc. In the bazaar in...
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Morphological and functional categories of the Mosque
The mosque plan was developed through a process of change and modification resulting in the emergence of four...
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Theoretical issues of Islamic Architechture
Although Muslim architecture has been investigated by both Muslims and non Muslims, it still remains omitted...
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