Introduction to Islamic Architecture

Introduction to Islamic Architecture
Contributed By: events coordinator
Organizing Institution: Classic Planning Institute
Contact email: [email protected]
Start Date: August 9, 2023 (11:30pm)
End Date: August 10, 2023 (12:30am +05)
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Islamic Architecture is a generic term to express both the architecture of countries where the Main religion is (or was) Islam, but also buildings done for Islamic communities across the world. Originated in the Arabian Peninsula, it went beyond the limits to what we now know as Middle East and historically expanded through Europe, Africa and Asia.


Islamic Architecture was originated in a nomadic culture which very quickly got in contact with the architecture of Late Antiquity. Muslim Architects adopted initially the Principles of Classicism for the design and construction of Mosques, Minarets, Madrasas, Villas, Palaces and Fortresses. As it expanded, it would adopt and adapt the principles Persian, Indian, Byzantine and Chinese architecture for its needs, creating an architecture that both continues a tradition but also creates something new for the community.


This 1-hour lecture will do an introductory overview on the origins and history of Islamic Architecture and its main architectural features, as well as a the basic sources to expand your knowledge on this field.



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