I. B. Tauris, London [etc.] : 2012
X, 245 p. : il.
Colección: International Library of Iranian Studies ; 34
Arquitectura islámica -- Irán.
Mezquitas -- Irán.
Sbc Aprendizaje A-72.033.3 ISL
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.