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Mosque of Whirling Colours: A Mixture of Architecture and Art in Nasīr al-Mulk Mosque in Shiraz, Iran
There are numerous mosques all around the world. Each has a design of its own. However, in order to be distinctive from other mosques, a mosque needs to be unique and possess outstanding features....
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Architectural Links between East and West in Early Modern Times
In a programme broadcasted on BBC Radio 3 on Sunday 14 February 2010, the work and influence of the great Ottoman architect Mimar Sinan was highlighted, through the description of his magnificent...
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Abdel-Wahed El-Wakil or the Triumph of the Islamic Architectural Style
Abdel-Wahed El-Wakil is one of the leading voices in contemporary Islamic architecture and a practitioner known worldwide for his design of the Oxford University Centre for Islamic Studies. His use...
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Islamic Art in Poland: The Kornik Castle
The article is about the famous Kornik Castle near Poznan, in Poland which has many features inspired by Islamic art and architecture. Outlining the reasons of this influence, Mrs Latour-Abdalla...
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Sinan’s Acoustical Technology
This article gives the the results of a research project studying the acoustical properties of several Ottoman mosques designed by Mimar Sinan in the 16th century. The results of measurements...
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Figure 1. Detailed plan of Atala Mosque
Atala Mosque, Jaunpur 1408
Being the first mosque to be build after the independence of Jaunpur from the Islamic caliphate in India, the...
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Figure 1. Internal view of the mosque showing the arcades carried by the columns
Architecture of Al-Azhar
Of the many splendours of Egypt, the Al-Azhar stands as a landmark in its architectural and cultural history...
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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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