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Encyclopedia > Isfahani style (Iranian architecture)

The "Esfahani style" (شیوه معماری اصفهانی) is a style (sabk) of architecture when categorizing Iranian architecture development in history. Naghsh-i Jahan Square, Isfahan, is the second largest square in the world and arguably the gem of Persian architectural masterpieces. ...


Examples of this style are Chehelsotoon, Ali Qapu, Agha Bozorg Mosque, Kashan, the Shah Mosque, and the Sheikh Lotf Allah Mosque. As opposed to rival Ottoman architecture, which focuses on scale and grandeur, Safavid architecture targets refineness in subtlety. ... Ali Qapu (the Sublime Gate) is a grand palace in Isfahan, Iran. ... View of the mosque and its sunken courtyard. ... Shah Mosque is a mosque in Isfahan,Iran standing in soyth side of Naghsh-i Jahan square. ... Sheikh Lotf Allah Mosque can be seen on the left. ...


The Safavid dynasty were chiefly instrumental in the emergence of this style of architecture, which soon spread to India in what became known as Mughal architecture. The Safavids were a long-lasting Turkic-speaking Iranian dynasty that ruled from 1501 to 1736 and first established Shiite Islam as Persias official religion. ... Mughal architecture is the distinctive style of Islamic, Persian and Indian architecture, developed by the Mughal Empire in India in the 16th century. ...

References

Sabk Shenasi Mi'mari Irani (Study of styles in Iranian architecture), M. Karim Pirnia. 2005. ISBN 964-96113-2-0


See also

Naghsh-i Jahan Square, Isfahan, is the second largest square in the world and arguably the gem of Persian architectural masterpieces. ...

External links

  • Encyclopedia Iranica on ancient Iranian architecture
  • Stucco decorations in Iranian architecture

 
 

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