Friday, January 30, 2009

Towards a Modern Theory of Islamic Architecture

This essay objectively surveys the history of Islamic architecture and highlights the role of Islamic conquers in its spread. Furthermore, it evaluates the effects of Islam and ancient civilizations such as Roman Greek and Persian on Islamic architecture. Certain features of Islamic architecture, which can be revived, are underscored in the light of modern architectural theories. To develop a modern theory of Islamic architecture, religious and spiritual aspects as well as form and environment need to be taken into account. Also, common features of modernism and originality
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