Decorative Spiral in Iranian Islamic Architecture and Artworks

By Gholamreza Hassani and Omid Mazandarani.

Published by The Arts Collection

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Article: Electronic $US5.00

Spiral, as one of the decorative elements of Islamic art and on the ground of emphasis on Islamic architecture, has been used by most Muslim and even non-Muslim artists from distant past. Inspiration from nature and styling some of its elements and the existing thing in it and using them in decorative arts, the definition of spiral and its etymology in Islamic art and literature, different origins of decorative spiral: natural, animal, plant & human origins, decorative spiral used in each building, transformation and propagation of decorative spiral in architecture and mentioning the related history and eventually the study of its main origin are among the subject discussed and considered in this paper.

Keywords: Decorative Spiral, Islamic Architecture, Artworks

International Journal of the Arts in Society, Volume 3, Issue 1, pp.31-44. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 3.318MB).

Dr. Gholamreza Hassani

Vice-Chancellor for Research Affairs, Research Affairs, , Aliabad Katoul Branch, Islamic Azad University, Aliabad Katoul Branch, Gorgan, Golestan Province, Iran (Islamic Republic of)

Vice-Chancellor for Research Affairs, Research Affairs, Islamic Azad University, Aliabad Katoul Branch Aliabad Katoul, Golestan Province, IRAN (ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF) Occupational Background: Vice-Chancellor in Research Afairs at Islamic Azad University, Aliabad Katoul Branch; Faculty Member, Dept. of Art and Architecture. My short-term objective is to access personal attitude in generating art works joined by Iranian literature and paintings Educational Back Ground: B.A. in Paitings M.A. in Paitings

Omid Mazandarani

Academic Vice-Chancellor, Department of English Language and Literature, Faculty of Art and Humanities, , Bandar Gaz Branch, Islamic Azad University, Bandar Gaz Branch, Bandar Gaz, Golestan, Iran (Islamic Republic of)

CAREER OBJECTIVES My short-term career objective is to perform original research in the coventional vs.modern application areas of English Language Teaching Strategies. My long-term objective is to obtain substantial experiences by working as a professional in any renowned ELT conference around the world. Family Name, First Name: Mazandarani, Omid Nationality: Iranian’ ACADEMIC BACKGROUNDS M.A. in TEFL Date Started: 2003 Date Graduated: 2005 Institution: Department of English Language Teaching, Azad University of Garmsar, Garmsar, Semnan, Iran B.A. in English Language Translation (2000 - 2003) Date Completed: 2003 Date Conferred: 2003 Institution: Department of English Language Teaching, Azad University of Rud-e-hen, Rud-e-hen, Tehran, Iran.

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