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Tenets of faith in Islamic art and architecture

Tenets of faith in Islamic art and architecture are researched.

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Although this topic is vast, please look at my notes regarding how the tenets of faith influenced Islamic art and architecture:

First of all, you might note that basic elements of the Islamic faith permeate the art. Themes such as unity in multiplicity, mosques, aniconism (no representation of human or animal forms), geometric art which constructs, squares, hexagons, octogons" (http://www.dartmouth.edu/~matc/math5.pattern/lesson5art.html) seem to manifest within the works.

Based on the Islamic belief in Aniconism and the doctrine of unity, you might note how abstract and geometric forms seep into the architecture of mosques. Research also shows that "Artists reiterated these forms in complex decoration that covered the surface of every work of art from large buildings, to rugs, paintings and small sacred objects" (http://www.dartmouth.edu/~matc/math5.pattern/lesson5art.html).

When looking at calligraphy and the connection with decorative forms, you might note how tenets of faith such as the sacred "Qu'ranic writing ...

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Tenets of faith in Islamic art and architecture are briefly explored.

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