Islamic Art




     Origins and Characteristics

    Two dominant features can be found in the Islamic art and architecture: The importance of the calligraphic decoration and the typography composition of the mosque. These two characteristics were tied to the Islamic doctrine and were developed in the first times of the religion.


    The Islamic ritual gave two types of religious buildings: the Mosque and the Madrasa (Koranic School).
The civil architecture gave the palaces and the cities, where the reached a logical distribution of the streets according to the distribution of the water and the protection of the hot weather.
The mausoleum was another important building in the Islam. They were used to bury the authorities, it showed their terrene power.

    All these buildings have similar structural and decorative elements.



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