Grolmaran Hattstein, Markus, and Peter Delius, eds. You can help by adding to it. There is archeological evidence of an hislano mosque in NarbonneFrance. This article focuses on English, French, and Spanish scholarship, while trying to balance the coverage among the various regions. For general introductions to the visual culture of the entire region in the context of Islamic art and architecture, a good place to start would be Ettinghausen, et al.
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Grolmaran Hattstein, Markus, and Peter Delius, eds. You can help by adding to it. There is archeological evidence of an hislano mosque in NarbonneFrance.
This article focuses on English, French, and Spanish scholarship, while trying to balance the coverage among the various regions. For general introductions to the visual culture of the entire region in the context of Islamic art and architecture, a good place to start would be Ettinghausen, et al. Stay connected with email updates from Wellcome Collection Be the first to know about our upcoming exhibitions, events and other activities, with extra options for youth, schools and access events.
Introduction This article deals with the literature on architecture and art but not archeology nor urbanism in the Islamic lands surrounding the western Mediterranean, including North Africa from Tunisia through Algeria and Morocco and briefly Sicily to Spain and Portugal. There are few, if any overviews that survey both the art and arcitecture of the entire mquresque over the period.
Characteristic elements of Moorish architecture include muqarnashorseshoe archesvoussoirsdomes, crenellated arches, lancet archesogee archescourtyards, and decorative tile work known as zellij in Arabic or azulejo in Spanish and Portuguese.
Hispano-Mauresque pharmacy, c. Several of the essays deal with aspects of art and architecture. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Architecture of Al-Andalus. Arabesque Geometric patterns Girih tiles Zellige. Part of Islamic arts. Muqarnas in the AlhambraGranada, Spain — muqarnas allowed for 2 dimensional patterns to be used in 3 dimensions to embellish the transition between the square base to a dome.
Islamic Arts from Spain. Moorish architecture Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content on this page. Moroccan architecture and Moroccan Riad. Alcazaba of the AlhambraGranada. Miniatures Arabic Mughal Ottoman Persian. License information You can use this work for any purpose, including commercial uses, without restriction under copyright law. A short and synthetic overview of Spanish material, with a focus on objects from the collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.
Architecture hispano-mauresque. A well-illustrated collective volume with some accessible and interesting material on western Islamic art and architecture. A classic general survey of art and architecture in Spain, Morocco, and Algeria by one of the founders of the field; however, it only goes up to the 13th century and is somewhat dated in approach, although still valuable.
After the end of Muslim rule on the Iberian Peninsula and to a somewhat lesser extent in Sicily, the legacies of Islamic architecture and art lived on for centuries. Muraqqa Hilya Ottoman hidpano. Please consider expanding the lead to provide an accessible overview of all important aspects of the article.
Publications Pages Publications Pages. Credit Hispano-Mauresque pharmacy, c. The first revised volume of the venerable Pelican History of Art survey of the field, originally published inwith several chapters devoted to the Maghrib. Charbagh Mughal Ottoman Paradise Persian. Spanish material tends to be studied in minute detail, particularly by Spaniards, whereas it is sometimes difficult to find even the most basic information about North African material, particularly since non-Muslims are not normally permitted to enter mosques in North Africa.
It was already celebrated for its gold lustrewares in the 14th century, and remained under Muslim rule until , shortly before the fall of Granada , the last Moorish kingdom. Already it was being exported, as some of the earliest evidence is bowls set as decoration into the facades of churches in Pisa when they were built. An import from Malaga through Sandwich, Kent in England for the Spanish-born Queen Eleanor of Castile was recorded in , consisting of "42 bowls, 10 dishes, and 4 earthenware jars of foreign colour extranei coloris ". These are very atypical in Islamic pottery in having only a decorative function, with no practical purpose, and are "by far" the largest pieces of lustreware known. They are thought to come from a range of dates covering the late 14th and the 15th centuries, and the decoration and precise shape of the body is different in each surviving example.
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