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The Importance of islamic art in mosque interior

Othman, Roslina and Zainal-Abidin, Z.J. (2011) The Importance of islamic art in mosque interior. In: 2nd International Building Control Conference, IBCC 2011, 11-12 July 2011, Penang, Malaysia.

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Mosques, as symbol of Islamic architecture must play an important role in reflecting the superiority of Allah the Almighty. There are many ways in making it successful and one of them is through the high quality of aesthetic value. Aesthetic value in Islamic art and architecture is normally portrayed by the highest degree of motifs and ornamentation. Contemporary mosque designers normally focused on the majestic looks of the exterior part of the mosques and leave the manipulation of the interior space to the users. There are scholars who said that mosques should act as community development centre, some decided on the uniqueness of traditional Malaysian architecture and some believed that mosques must have domes and minarets as symbols of Islamic architecture. This paper realized on the aesthetics and beauty of mosque interior that fulfils the psychological needs of human beings: that is to be inside a beautiful ambience. Ornamentation should be taken as part of mosque components and not as mere decorations done after-thought or filling in the gap. The main objective of the paper is why is it important to focus the ornamentation towards mosque interior so that ornamenting the mosque will not be done uncontrollably and unnecessarily.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Full Paper)
Additional Information: 1675/21789
Uncontrolled Keywords: aesthetic, ornamentation, mosque architecture, interior, psychology.
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture > NA4100 Special classes of buildings
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Information and Communication Technology
Kulliyyah of Information and Communication Technology
Depositing User: Prof Datin Dr Roslina Bt Othman
Date Deposited: 22 Dec 2012 22:42
Last Modified: 22 Dec 2012 22:43
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/21789

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