Light and Colour Symbolism in Arab Architecture
Type
article
Year
2015
Abstract 
Light and colour as important categories of expressing architectural environment play a significant role in the development of the modern architectural language in Arab architecture. Traditional light and colour complexes belong to the coding structures of the architectural language that reflect the ethnic integrity of the society. Their changes express cultural transformations. Gradual complication of colour scheme and light structures is connected with the culture of this region becoming more complicated due to the development of Islamic philosophy and specific symbolism as well as the development of production that helped modulating the flow of light and get more colour nuances for construction materials.     

Keywords
architectural language, light, colour, Arab architecture 
Citation
Houssin, Wail. 2015. “Light and Colour Symbolism in Arab Architecture” 32: 5–13. https://www.iiste.org/Journals/index.php/ADS/article/download/23012/23529. Archived at https://perma.cc/HP74-C8J9.
Authorities
Copyright
Open Access
Language
English
Building Usages
mosque
religious
Keywords
light
color theory
calligraphy