publication . Thesis

The role of architectural representations in the context of Islamic decoration.

Ibrahim, Gehan Samir Ali;
Open Access English
  • Publisher: SOAS University of London
  • Country: United Kingdom
The role that architectural representation plays within Islamic decoration is a subject that has been neglected and requires investigation. This study aims to address the subject of the role of architectural representation in relation to the various objects of art and architecture, their context, types and significance, and to present a comprehensive interpretation of the history and meaning of examples of architectural representation. It draws attention to the artistic splendour and sacred associations of representing architectural iconographies in Muslim art. As such, it is the first study to attribute the significance of the architectural form to the function...
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