Arabic and the Art of PrintingLEARN MORE
In this special section reproduced from Aramco World (issue March/April 1981), distinguished authors cover...
Two views of the shimmering glass wave hanging over La Cour Visconti and resembling a cloud or a flying carpet; this giant glass Muslim headscarf "blown in by the wind" at the heart of Paris is part of the architectural project of the new wing.
The Islamic Art in the Louvre Museum in ParisLEARN MORE
The first stone was laid on July 16, 2008 at the Louvre's new Arts of Islam gallery. With this initiative,...
Figure 1: Kórnik Castle – frontal elevation. This photo, as well as all the other photos, is taken by the author (Source: Malgorzata de Latour-Abdalla).
Islamic Art in Poland: The Kornik CastleLEARN MORE
The article is about the famous Kornik Castle near Poznan, in Poland which has many features inspired by...
Figure 1: General view of the mosque.
Sheikh Zayed Great Mosque in Abu Dhabi: Islamic Architecture in the 21st CenturyLEARN MORE
A splendid mosque was erected recently at Abu Dhabi. Named after the late Sheikh Zayed al-Nahyan, the Mosque...
Figure 1: The paper fortresses of Matrakçi depicted in his book Tuhfat al-Ghuzat (Süleymaniye Library, Esad Efendi, MS 2206).
Nasuh Al-Matrakî, A Noteworthy Ottoman Artist-Mathematician of the Sixteenth CenturyLEARN MORE
Matrakci Nasuh was a famous Ottoman polymath, writer and knight who produced important books in several...
Figure 1: Map of the Anatolian Seljuk Sultanate around the end of the 11th century. Extracted from Historical Atlas by William Shepherd (1923-26). Source: http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/historical/shepherd/europe_mediterranean_1097.jpg.
The Seljuk Face of Anatolia: Aspects of the Social and Intellectual History of Seljuk ArchitectureLEARN MORE
This article deals with the Seljuk Anatolian architecture and art. The art of the Seljuk sultans showed much...