Unformatted text preview: It does not have a big alter that focuses on a Mass. Qibla = direction of Mecca. The tower has become the symbol of Islam. You need a source of running water. The Mihrab or Niche tells you where the wall is that you need to face when praying. On Friday after prayer in the afternoon, a sermon is given for probably a half hour. The sermon is given at the top of a staircase. The preacher stands on the top third step. No one prays through a church, a saint, or priest. Generally the eldest man leads the prayer. The Great Mosque of Cordoba, Spain -Good example. -It was converted into a Christian church in the 1600s. -So many doors. No one way to get in. -Decorations are mainly geometry. -Mathemetics is beautiful. -Conceptualize different architectural things such as the arch. -Very interwoven arches. -The dome has 8 arches that are interwoven. The Mosque of Sultan Selim II, Edirne, Turkey...
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- Fall '09
- Mecca, Kaaba, Mosque, Medina, Mihrab, court yard