In this lecture you will learn about:
- one of the crucial building types that evolved under Islam, the mosque;
- the collegiate mosque, madrasa;
- the variety of architectural adaptations of the mosque to local contexts through the presentation of examples from both ‘high’ and ‘peripheral’ Islamic traditions aiming at providing a comprehensive understanding of such significant heritage and living architecture; and
- the historical background, architectural details and regeneration projects of Masjid al-Ayn in Oman, Aqsunqur Mosque (blue mosque) in Cairo and Amiriya Madrasa in Yemen.
ArCHIAM. “Lecture 4: Mosques and Madrasas in the Islamic World.” Part four of 10 presentations developed for the Aga Khan Trust for Culture Education Programme, 2018.
Aga Khan Trust for Culture Education Programme and the Centre for the Study of Architecture and Cultural Heritage of India, Arabia, and Maghreb (University of Liverpool)