The role of mathematics and art in Islamic architecture is examined through interactive exhibits and models. Famous examples of arabesque and geometric art, and architectural masterpieces, are also presented.
models of examples of iconic Islamic architecture
Four glass cabinets contain accurate scale models of four examples of iconic Islamic architecture:
- Madrasah of al-Mustansiriyya
- Sultan Bayezid II Külliyesi in Erdine, Turkey
- The Court of the Lions at Alhambra, Granada, Spain
- The Ummayad Mosque in Damascus, Syria.
Forms and Elements in Islamic Architecture
Muslim architects developed a wide variety of new forms for use in their buildings.
Masterpieces of Islamic Architecture
Some of the many examples of Islamic architectural masterpieces are showcased in this touch screen display.
Islamic towns and cities were developed along strict principles that took into account religious, social, economic and political norms. This dual projected display shows the typical sequence of events in the development of an Islamic village into a town and city.
Arabesque in Islamic Art and Architecture
This display explores the way in which the picturesque arabesque has been used in Islamic architecture and art.
The Golden Ratio
This fascinating interactive touch screen display explores the use of the Golden Mean and Fibonacci numbers in Islamic Art and Architecture as well as in nature.