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House of Muhammad

at Medina

Islamic Architecture and Art (ca. A.D. 624)

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Early Islamic Art

7th through 9th century A.D.

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Dome of the Rock

at Jerusalem

Islamic Architecture and Art (Early Islamic Art: 7th-9th century A.D.)

  • commissioned by Caliph 'Abd al-Malik
  • central plan
  • no figural decoration

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Great Mosque of Damascus

at Damascus, Syria

Islamic Architecture and Art (Early Islamic Art: 7th-9th century A.D.)

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Great Mosque at Kairouan

at Kairouan, Tunisia

Islamic Architecture and Art (Early Islamic Art: 7th-9th century A.D.)

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Minaret of the Great Mosque

at Samarra, Iraq

Islamic Architecture and Art (Early Islamic Art: 7th-9th century A.D.)

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Great Mosque of Córdoba

at Córdoba, Spain

Islamic Architecture and Art (Early Islamic Art: 7th-9th century A.D.)

  • hypostyle
  • lobed arches
  • complex dome geometry

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Friday Mosque

at Isfahan, Iran

Islamic Architecture and Art (11th - 17th century A.D.)

  • Iwans: apses used for teaching or to get out of sun

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Umayyad Palace

at Mshatta, Jordan

Islamic Architecture and Art (Early Islamic Art: 7th-9th century A.D.)

  • has figural scenes (animals)
  • not religious

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Pyxis of al-Mughira

Islamic Architecture and Art (Early Islamic Art: 7th-9th century A.D.)

  • animal figure decoration, some human figures

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Dish with Proverb

from Nishapur, Iran

Islamic Architecture and Art (10th century A.D.)

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Later Islamic

14th through 18th century A.D.

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Alhambra

Granada, Spain

Islamic Architecture and Art (Later Islamic: 14th-18th century A.D.)

  • Brings idea of paradise to Earth

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Muqarnas Dome

at Alhambra in Granada, Spain

Islamic Architecture and Art (Later Islamic: 14th-18th century A.D.)

  • looks like honeycomb
  • dematerializes architecture

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Court of the Lions

at Alhambra in Granada, Spain

Islamic Architecture and Art (Later Islamic: 14th-18th century A.D.)

  • uses muqarnas around

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Madrasa-Mosque-Mausoleum of Sultan Hasan

at Cairo, Egypt

Islamic Architecture and Art (later Islamic: 14th-18th century A.D.)

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Mosque of Selim II

at Edirne, Turkey

Islamic Architecture and Art (Later Islamic: 14th-18th century A.D.)

  • Designed by Sinan the great
  • simliar to Hagia Sophia, but cleaner and simpler
  • lots of clear views