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Great Mosque, plan

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Description: Islamic Art and Architecture: 650–1250
The architecture and the architectural decoration of the central lands of the Muslim world during the first three centuries of its existence are the result of the encounter of the new Muslim faith and state with the ancient traditions of the Near East...
PublisherYale University Press
Related print edition pages: pp.15-79
https://doi.org/10.37862/aaeportal.00202.002
Description: The Formation of Islamic Art
It is customary to separate secular and religious impulses in the formation and development of an art. It is also often said that the separation is not entirely meaningful in Islam, which did not make a distinction between the realms of God and of Caesar. A word of explanation must therefore be provided to justify our use of the term “religious” in the title of this chapter. What we are trying to identify are those elements or sources of inspiration in early Islamic art that could not have …
PublisherYale University Press
Related print edition pages: pp.99-131
https://doi.org/10.37862/aaeportal.00135.008

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