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House of Muhammad

at Medina

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

2

Early Islamic Art

7th through 9th century A.D.

3

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

4

Great Mosque of Damascus

at Damascus, Syria

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

5

Great Mosque at Kairouan

at Kairouan, Tunisia

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

6

Minaret of the Great Mosque

at Samarra, Iraq

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

7

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

8

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

9

Umayyad Palace

at Mshatta, Jordan

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

  • has figural scenes (animals)
  • not religious

10

Pyxis of al-Mughira

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

  • animal figure decoration, some human figures

11

Dish with Proverb

from Nishapur, Iran

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

12

Later Islamic

14th through 18th century A.D.

13

Alhambra

Granada, Spain

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

  • Brings idea of paradise to Earth

14

Muqarnas Dome

at Alhambra in Granada, Spain

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

  • looks like honeycomb
  • dematerializes architecture

15

Court of the Lions

at Alhambra in Granada, Spain

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

  • uses muqarnas around

16

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