Terminological issues of Islamic ArchitectureLEARN MORE
Terminological issues are connected with the use of "Muslim" and "Islamic" architecture. The two words are...
Figure 1. Horseshoe arches, Ummayad Mosque in Damascus.
The Horseshoe and Transverse ArchesLEARN MORE
The first Muslim adaptation and modification of the design of the arch occurred in the invention of the...
Figure 1. Raised arcades, Kairawan Method
The Pointed ArchLEARN MORE
The first appearance of the pointed arch in the Muslim World was traced to the Al-Aqsa Mosque, but the Palace...
Figure 1: Horseshoe arches in the Umayyad Mosque in Damascus (northern arcade of the courtyard and the Minaret of the Bride). (Source).
The Arch That Never SleepsLEARN MORE
Perhaps no culture mastered the design and use of the arch more than the Muslims. Inheriting earlier arch...
Architecture under Umayyad Patronage (661-750)LEARN MORE
Under the Umayyads, Islam spread to various lands, generating considerable prosperity and wealth. In that...