Islamic architecture

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Islamic architecture

Mesopotamian and Greco-Roman forms are the two main sources for this style (600–1500), which makes use of symbolic geometry, using pure forms such as the circle and square. The major sources of decorative design are floral motifs, geometric shapes and Arabic calligraphy. The major building types are the mosque and the palace. Mosque plans are based on strongly symmetrical layouts featuring a rectangular courtyard with a prayer hall. Forms are repetitive and geometrical; the surfaces are richly decorated with glazed tiles, carved stucco and patterned brickwork, or bands of colored stonework. Plaster made from gypsum was carved and highly polished to give it a marble-like finish.

Islamic architecture, Muslim architecture

Islamic horseshoe arch
The architecture of the peoples of Islamic faith, also called Mohammedan, which from the 7th century onward expanded throughout the Mediterranean world and as far as India and China, and beyond, producing a variety of great regional works and local decorative styles. It is characterized by domes, horseshoe and round arches, tunnel vaults and richly decorated ornamentation which is geometric because of the ban on human and animal representation. Also see Muslim architecture. (See illustration p. 548.)
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Among the highlights of the annual exhibition was the display of a part of the exceptional, modern calligraphic collection owned by Shaikh Mohammed and sections of the Holy Quran of King Hussein bin Talal with engravings in Mamluk Islamic style calligraphy, which was showcased in coordination with Tiba Traditional Islamic Book Arts in Jordan.
Because the countries Zheng He visited were mainly Islamic countries, a large number of shapes and patterns with Islamic style were adopted in export porcelains in order to meet their needs.
Moreover, it will display sections of the Holy Quran of King Hussein bin Talal that features engravings in Maliki Islamic style calligraphy, which is being showcased in coordination with Tiba traditional Islamic Book Arts in Jordan.
An interesting section of the exhibition is also showcasing sections of the Quran of the late King Hussain of Jordan that features engravings in Maliki Islamic style calligraphy.
At the beginning of the Sasanian style common in the art of metalworking, but later was incorporated Islamic style using themes and archaism of the Sasanian period before the period Buwayhid and Samanids in Iran, under ordinary Iranians.
The development is a harmonious blend of conventional and modern aspects - traditional Islamic style elements in the design, private plunge pools, study rooms and extremely spacious apartments with quality finishing.
The development is a harmonious blend of conventional and modern aspects -- traditional Islamic style elements in the design, private plunge pools, study rooms and extremely spacious apartments with quality finishing.
She went away to college about three or four years ago and I saw her a year later and she was dressed in the Islamic style.
All the house's doors are made of old wood and decorated beautifully in the Islamic style.
Each group of customers has their own taste or preferences; Europeans for example tend to prefer the pharaonic style of jewellery, while the Arab and Egyptian customers prefer the Islamic style which depicts Quranic verses and Islamic designs.
She's been criticized for her on-again-off-again conservative Islamic style and was rumored to be having major marital problems with love-rat husband, Mohammed Foudah .
In the exhibition, a magnificent steel, silver, gold and gem-set Islamic style vase by the Parisbased silversmith Frederic-Jules Rudolphi (1808-76) is displayed; it was purchased for 150 [pounds sterling] at the 1855 Paris Exposition Universelle by the South Kensington Museum (now the Victoria and Albert).

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