Islamic Architecture in Iran : Poststructural Theory and the Architectural History of Iranian Mosques Paperback / softback
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.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 264 pages, 38 black and white integrated illustrations
- Publisher: I.B. Tauris & Co. Ltd.
- Publication Date: 30/08/2017
- Category: History of architecture
- ISBN: 9781788310451
- Hardback from £76.45