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The Production of Meaning in Islamic Architecture and Ornament / Yasser Tabbaa

Publication year: 2021

ISBN: 9781474482189

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Discusses monuments in Syria and Iraq, many of which have vanished without being properly studied Explores innovations in medieval Islamic architecture within the shifting political and theological landscape Reaffirms the centrality of the Abbasid Caliphate in these innovations and their dispersion throughout the Islamic world Expands on the role of poetry in the transmission of garden and fountain types from the eastern to the western Islamic world Investigates the unprecedented expansion of Shi’i shrines in Syria, largely due to Iranian patronage

Subject: Architecture, Medieval, Islam and art, Islamic arts, Abbasid Empire, Aleppo, Architectural History, Architecture, Baghdad, Islamic architecture, Islamic monuments, Mosul, Muqarnas, Ornamentation, Sunni revival