Unformatted text preview: Cross-hatching for details, subjects are somewhat simplified but are still distinguished from the background “belled” style – moulded technique suitable for covering large wall surfaces, uses a distinctive slanted cut-Reasons for changes in designs o Architecture reflects the change from the more egalitarian society of early Islamic times into the more hierarchical society of Abbasid times, where Persian ideas of kingship were increasingly adopted by Islamic rulers. o The mosque as an institution was becoming less and less attached to the ruler and more and more to a class of learned scholars called the ulema-...
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- Winter '08
- Al-Andalus, Islamic golden age, early Islamic times, Abbasid caliphs, distinctive slanted cut