Islamic Architecture in Iran: Poststructural Theory and the Architectural History of Iranian Mosques (International Library of Iranian Studies 34)
By: Saeid Khaghani (author)Hardback
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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 is Assistant Professor of Architectural History and Theory of Iran at the Shahrood University of Technology, Shahrood, Iran. He holds a PhD in Art History and Visual Studies from The University of Manchester. His main interests are historiography and historical sociology of Persian art and architecture, and is currently working on an interdisciplinary research project about historical and everyday perception of the space in Iranian society.
Introduction; Chapter 1: Islam as an Attribution; Chapter 2: Iranism Chapter 3: The Mosque as Public Space; Chapter 4: Difference and the Iranian Architectural Discourse; Chapter 5: Difference and Particularity; Conclusion
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