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Contesting perception: The genesis of Islamic architecture idioms in the Sultanates Mosques of British Malaya 1874-1957

Md Sharif, Harlina (2016) Contesting perception: The genesis of Islamic architecture idioms in the Sultanates Mosques of British Malaya 1874-1957. In: International Conference Masjid, Zakat & Waqaf (i-MAF 2016), 1st December 2016, Shah Alam, Selangor.

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Abstract

The advent of the 20th century witnessed the emergence of congregation mosques (masjid al’jami’), built in Neo-classical, Avant-Garde and Mughal repertoires, replacing traditional-vernacular styles. Mosques especially attributed to the Malay Sultans, were particularly outstanding for their scale, materials and design. Many of them were fully or partially funded by the British rule, or presented to the Malay ruler as a gift. The study looks at the transformations of the mosque idioms as seen in sultanate mosques built during the British Rule. By carrying out visual survey on these mosques, the study highlights factors causing the morphology of a mosque’s physical language and characteristics, and argues that the genesis of the “Islamic Architecture” idioms in Malaysia was actually founded during the British administration in pre-independence Malaysia.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Plenary Papers)
Additional Information: 4529/55409
Uncontrolled Keywords: Islamic architecture, Sultanates Mosques, British Malaya 1874-1957
Subjects: N Fine Arts > Islamic art and architecture
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design > Department of Applied Arts and Design
Depositing User: Asst. Prof Harlina Md Sharif
Date Deposited: 01 Mar 2017 17:05
Last Modified: 02 Mar 2017 09:08
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/55409

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