21: Global Materials and Techniques of Islamic Architecture with Christian Hedrick (GAHTC)

21: Global Materials and Techniques of Islamic Architecture with Christian Hedrick (GAHTC)

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“Islamic architecture can be both autonomous...and fit into the global.”

Timestamp Outline

1:00 A Global History of Islamic Architecture GAHTC module with colleague Mohammed Alkhabbaz
4:25 The Afro-Eurasian history of the pointed arch (lecture): Islamic, Gothic, Persian, Roman Bridge
6:45 Mosque at Isfahan photographed by Arthur Upham Pope, framed as a Gothic Cathedral
8:28 Orientalist separation of round arch (Christian/western) vs pointed arch (Islamic) and Christopher Wren
10:06 Out of the Earth: The Global Journeys of Ceramic Tile (lecture); Great Mosque of Kairouan in Uqba, Tunisia; the Abbasid Empire; and the chemical analysis of polychrome and monochrome tiles
14:27 Tiles from China
16:34 Abbasid aesthetics, Dome of the Rock and the mud-origin architecture of Sumara and the Great Mosque of Samarra
18:41 The Silk Road, Battle of Talas and tiles as high currency
19:26 Stucco and tile vs brick and stone; Mosque of Ibn Tulun in Egypt
20:23 The spread of ceramic glazing secrets: iznik tiles
22:27 Ceramic terms: delftware, cuerda seca, etc
24:22 Stucco work of mukarnas in Safavid dynasty in the Persian world, Andalusia, Alhambra, Isfahan
28:26 Islamic Architecture and the Taj Mahal, Quwwat-ul-Islam, Qutb Minar
33:57 What does the term “Islamic Architecture” mean to you?
36:20 “Islamic Architecture can be both autonomous...and fit into the global.”
37:47 “Everybody has to deal with materials.”


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