Islamic Arts and Architecture Organization
BBC - Religions - Islam: Islamic architecture
The same attitude that creates in the field of painting an art form of the greatest beauty but of complete fantasy and unreality enters into architecture, creating forms of decoration that seem to negate the very nature of architecture and the basic principles of weight and stress, of relief and support, fusing all elements into a unity of fantastic unreality, a floating world of imagination.
Indo-Islamic Architecture - Cultural India
Considering Spain was ruled for - in some parts - up to 800 years by the , it's no surprise that lasting remnants of Spain's Islamic past are present in everything from gastronomy to music, language and architecture. Even when the Islamic empire finally succumbed to the Reconquest, the dazzling architectural forms and styles lived on for centuries.
Arabic / Islamic architecture - Catnaps design
In particular, this region was noted for its fusion of classical Roman and Islamic architectural designs, and the general development of a Hispano-Islamic idiom in , relief , metal sculpture in the round, and decorative arts like ceramics.
Islamic Architecture | Mosque | Dome
Elsewhere, imagery forms one of the most important elements and a multitude of other pictorial traditions were also assimilated during the long and complex history of Islamic Art.
PPT – Islamic Architecture PowerPoint presentation | …
An alcázar or fortress was an essential part of every centre settled by the Moors. Some were mere lookout towers; others contained a palace or a whole city. For exceptional examples, go to the cities of or , or . But the quintessential palace-fortress-city is the in Granada. Constructed by the Nasrids, who reigned from there in the 14th and 15th centuries, it is considered the finest expression of urban Moorish architecture in Europe.