arabic architecture - presentation outline

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Unformatted text preview: ARABIC ARCHITECTURE - - - - - ARABIC CULTURE PRESENTATION - - - - - - Kelsey Knutsen يسلك َ Ability Agility Adaptation Awareness Ample Accessible Adjoining Ageless Alive Alluring Amiable Artistic Ambiguous Ambitious Astonishing Astounding Arabic Architecture It was cold. It was dark. It was wet. You step off of your plane onto Pakistani soil. The rain is pouring down forcing your eyes shut as you try to step forward against the wind. Your journey has been long – you are tired, you are hungry, you are wondering if this trip was worthwhile. When you arrive in Badshahi an hour later you cannot believe your eyes. Before you stands a building like you have never seen before. This mosque has blown you away. You aren’t Islamic, but you can appreciate it for its composure. Imagine seeing before you the fifth largest mosque in the world – fit for 100,000 people to worship and appreciate. Imagine seeing before you a building that holds more meaning than you can imagine. A building with a soul: not just metal bars and sky scrapers. Touching the mosque, you feel and see a part of history. This building from 1671 is ageless and stands stronger than ever. Touching this building you bring the past to life. That is Arabic architecture. Arabic architecture encompasses a wide range of both religious and secular views. Arabic culture can be seen in the composition of Arabic architecture – every aspect of it Well, what exactly classifys a building or structure as ‘Arabic’ architecture?‘Arabic’ architecture?...
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This note was uploaded on 02/29/2012 for the course MUSC 101 taught by Professor Madson during the Spring '08 term at SUNY Oneonta.

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