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Unity and multiplicity in Islamic geometric and calligraphic expression: a photographic and visual journey of space in nusantara mosques

Baniyamin, Nurhaya and Kamarudin, Zumahiran and Abdul Razak, Rajabi (2019) Unity and multiplicity in Islamic geometric and calligraphic expression: a photographic and visual journey of space in nusantara mosques. Cultural Syndrome, 1 (1). pp. 22-33. E-ISSN 2685-3825

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Abstract

The paper describes how the experience and philosophy of Islamic unity and multiplicity are heightened through a photographic compilation of surface patterning; geometric and calligraphic in Mosques in the region. It then focuses on two mosques to highlight their particular contributions to achieved a contextualisation of such a universal aesthetic design and expression. Both masjid Negara Kuala Lumpur and the Istilal Mosque, Jakarta, represent key innovation, of prayer hall expression and decoration due to the contextualisation, and regionalization of essential geometric patterning, which departs from the usual stereotypical Islamic geometry to embrace and forward a Nusantara identity that resonates with minimalism and modernization in the industrialized world.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 4136/75173
Uncontrolled Keywords: Islamic calligraphy, Islamic design, sacred space, spiritual space, unity in design
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR > N6260 Islamic calligraphy
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture > NA4100 Special classes of buildings > NA4590 Religious buildings
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
Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design
Depositing User: Nurhaya Baniyamin
Date Deposited: 06 Nov 2019 16:17
Last Modified: 06 Nov 2019 16:17
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/75173

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