Midterm - The Mosque of Qairawan

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The Great Mosque of Quairowan – Tunisia Abbasids 836-900 - Congregational mosque here before it was destroyed. - Minaret on central axis - Paired domes - Ground plan – confused, several areas where clean equidistant placement of columns that support the roof are rather jumbled (doubled or tripled, indication of changes along the way) - Standard Hypostyle – central nave, open courtyard, stepped minaret, dome (candled by the placement of a drum zone and an octagonal zone
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Unformatted text preview: of transition).-Inspiration – Roman lighthouse at Salakta, showing that there was no particular tower style that 9 th century mosques had to follow.-Interior – still has some of its medieval furnishings.-Mihrab – decorated with carved marble panels and is surrounded by tiles imported from Iraq in a chessboard pattern (because they did not have enough tiles.-Minbar – Large, carved wooden minbar...
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This note was uploaded on 04/02/2008 for the course AAPTIS 285 taught by Professor Babaie during the Winter '08 term at University of Michigan.

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