Balochistan: Architecture, Craft, and Religious Symbolism - Keiany, Mohsen
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This work explores the living traditions of Balochistan and provides a deeper understanding of the province's religio-cultural, architectural, textile, and symbolic traditions which are explored in depth. The architectural and artistic traditions of the myriad Baloch groups are documented. The fieldwork and data collection is theoretically contexualized and draws upon a combination of reference points from Islamic architecture as well as anthropology. Selected architectural forms of houses and mosques, and the design of their constituent elements, most notably minarets, are analysed to explain their practical functions and symbolic meaning.…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
This work explores the living traditions of Balochistan and provides a deeper understanding of the province's religio-cultural, architectural, textile, and symbolic traditions which are explored in depth. The architectural and artistic traditions of the myriad Baloch groups are documented. The fieldwork and data collection is theoretically contexualized and draws upon a combination of reference points from Islamic architecture as well as anthropology. Selected architectural forms of houses and mosques, and the design of their constituent elements, most notably minarets, are analysed to explain their practical functions and symbolic meaning.
  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: OXFORD UNIV PR
  • Seitenzahl: 370
  • Erscheinungstermin: 26. April 2015
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 244mm x 191mm x 25mm
  • Gewicht: 816g
  • ISBN-13: 9780199067848
  • ISBN-10: 0199067848
  • Artikelnr.: 47868391
Autorenporträt
Mohsen Keiany is an artist and lecturer in architecture and visual arts. He has done his Bachelors and Masters in Fine Arts (Painting), and completed his PhD and Post-doctoral degree in Architecture from Birmingham City University (BCU), UK. Dr Keiany has over eighteen years of academic experience in a variety of arts-based subjects, and his research extends into multi-culturalism, and the traditional arts and architecture of different cultures. He was previously a lecturer at BCU and currently works as a full-time lecturer in the University of Arts in Isfahan and also at Azad University of Shiraz, Iran. Dr Keiany is an award-winning artist whose work has been show-cased at more than sixty-five international ventures.