Evolution of Abstract Vegetal Ornaments in Islamic Architecture

Abdullahi, Yahya and Embi, Mohamed Rashid (2015) Evolution of Abstract Vegetal Ornaments in Islamic Architecture. Archnet-IJAR, 9 (1). pp. 31-49. ISSN 1994-6961

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Abstract

This research investigated the history of Islamic abstract vegetal ornaments and sketched their evolution to understand their creation process and innovations. We studied these ornaments regionally to identify regional variations and classified them based on tastes of patrons. Meanwhile, we analysed the formal aspects of these ornaments, including their dimension, proportion, dominant colour, material, and techniques. In addition, the study conducted detailed observations of their characteristics, such as margins, apex, thickness of stem scrolls and vents, to define their constructive elements, aesthetical properties, and design principles that reveal date, region, and styles. This research not only provides a comprehensive guide to the evolution of Islamic abstract vegetal ornaments for architectural conservation projects but also serves as a reference for the comparative and critical analysis of contemporary Islamic-inspired ornaments.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ornaments; Islamic ornaments; abstraction; Middle East art & architecture
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
Divisions: Faculty of Built Environment > Architecture
Depositing User: FAB IR Admin
Date Deposited: 12 Oct 2016 06:41
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2016 06:41
URI: http://epublication.fab.utm.my/id/eprint/544

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