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Posted by  jessie on May 14, 2003 at 07:37:45:

In Reply to:  islamic architecture posted by elvis on May 12, 2003 at 10:37:06:

i've also been looking into Islamic architecture and am trying to understand the guiding principles behind it but i dont really think it is as clear cut as to having guidelines. but there are obvious key elements to it- the idea of a courtyard in which is an indispensable element, clear hierarchy btwn public and private, geometry and composition, clear circulation, etc.
but i think it is very much the idea behind all of these concepts which are most important- like the idea of a dome or the repetitive geometric forms- indicates the freedom of contemplation, sharing of spaces- which are essential in islamic architecture.
do let me know if you need references!

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