Islamic architecture in Iran : poststructural theory and the architectural history of Iranian Mosques /, poststructural theory and the architectural history of Iranian Mosques / Series: International library of Iranian studies ; . v. 34 Published by : I.B. Tauris ; | Distributed in the United States and Canada exclusively by Palgrave Macmillan, (London ; | New York : | New York :) Physical details: x, 245 p. : ill. ; 24 cm. ISBN:9781788310451 . Year: 2011
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Introduction -- Islam as an Attribution -- Iranism -- The Mosque as Public Space -- Difference and the Iranian Architectural Discourse -- Difference and Particularity -- Conclusion.
"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."--Publisher.