Islamic Architecture In Iran: Poststructural Theory And The Architectural History Of Iranian Mosques by Saeid KhaghaniIslamic Architecture In Iran: Poststructural Theory And The Architectural History Of Iranian Mosques by Saeid Khaghani

Islamic Architecture In Iran: Poststructural Theory And The Architectural History Of Iranian Mosques

bySaeid Khaghani

Hardcover | September 15, 2012

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The architecture of the Islamic world is predominantly considered in terms of a dual division between "tradition" and "modernity" - a division which, Saeid Khaghani here argues, has shaped and limited the narrative applied to this architecture. Khaghani introduces and reconsiders the mosques of eighth- to fifteenth-century Iran in terms of poststructural theory and developments in historiography in order to develop a brand new dialectical framework. Using the examples of mosques such as the Friday Mosques in Isfahan and Yazd as well as the Imam mosque in Isfahan, Khaghani presents a new way of thinking about and discussing Islamic architecture, making this valuable reading for all interested in the study of the art, architecture, and material culture of the Islamic world.
Saeid Khaghani holds a PhD in Art History and Visual Studies from the University of Manchester.
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Title:Islamic Architecture In Iran: Poststructural Theory And The Architectural History Of Iranian MosquesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 8.87 × 5.69 × 1.05 inPublished:September 15, 2012Publisher:I.B. Tauris & Co LtdLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1848857292

ISBN - 13:9781848857292

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Table of Contents

Introduction * Islam as an Attribution * Iranism * The Mosque as Public Space * Difference and the Iranian Architectural Discourse * Difference and Particularity * Conclusion