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Old October 5th, 2010, 12:37 AM   #1
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Detail work vs. immensity of the architecture

It is interesting to compare these two, for example look at the details of a minaret in Isfahan:



Tiles are monochrome, so to create this colorful decoration, thousands of tiny tiles in different shapes and colors are put side by side.

The important thing is that this minaret is as tall as a 20-storey modern tower:

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Old October 5th, 2010, 02:10 AM   #2
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Old October 5th, 2010, 08:04 AM   #3
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^No it's not. You just don't like Islam and mosques, that is blurring your view.
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Old October 5th, 2010, 11:13 AM   #4
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Wow. No, not at all. This building is incredible.
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tbh, I don't like it.
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Old October 5th, 2010, 01:19 PM   #6
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I don't know why you don't see anything beautiful in the Persian architecture and say it everywhere!
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Old October 5th, 2010, 01:21 PM   #7
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To like any architecture you need to understand it first, and approach it with an open mind. Every style of architecture has it's own history and it's own ideas regarding aesthetics and proportion - there is reason and tradition behind every element and it's really arrogant for anyone to dismiss it as "ugly" without doing it justice.
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great design, big and beautiful imo. I love the mix of geometry and natural curves especially evident in Islamic architecture. Alot of that came from Islamic mathemeticians in the first ancient universities.
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It's a shame that that level of intricacy is no longer present in contemporary architecture, or very rarely at least.
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Old October 5th, 2010, 05:30 PM   #10
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It's a shame that that level of intricacy is no longer present in contemporary architecture, or very rarely at least.
yea maybe it'll make a comeback one day... (Even if I have to bring it back myself...)
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Old October 5th, 2010, 08:16 PM   #11
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^No it's not. You just don't like Islam and mosques, that is blurring your view.
It doesn't relate to Islam and mosques, this is the Persian architecture, there are numeous non-religious buildings and non-Islamic religious buildings of this architectural style, it is really difficult to work with tiles, those look like many-coloured jewels.

For example look at this church in Isfahan:



That is golden but here it seems to be reddish:



What is the color of the dome's ceiling?! Blue, Yellow, Violet, ...?









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^This church is fairly recent isn't it ?
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I don't know why you don't see anything beautiful in the Persian architecture and say it everywhere!


I didnt said that i dont like ALL persian buildings ,there are a few I like..
I "kinda like" the details on this thing but not the colors which makes it ugly to me ,I just dont like the color combination.. Thats my opinion..
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Tiles are monochrome, so to create this colorful decoration, thousands of tiny tiles in different shapes and colors are put side by side.
Last time I checked they were multicoloured tiles and no mosaics . Nevertheless beautiful architecture.
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Old October 5th, 2010, 09:50 PM   #15
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^This church is fairly recent isn't it ?
That is older than Taj Mahal! It was built by the order of Shah Abbas the Great in early 17th century, of course it was completed after 49 years during the reign of Shah Abbas II.
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^Yes you're right. I thought it was recent because some time back somebody else had posted the same church (or a similar looking one) which they said was recently completed.
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^Yes you're right. I thought it was recent because some time back somebody else had posted the same church (or a similar looking one) which they said was recently completed.
I doubt that any well-built church has been built or even completed in Iran in the last 32 years during the fundamental Islamic government of Iran.
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I didnt said that i dont like ALL persian buildings ,there are a few I like..
I "kinda like" the details on this thing but not the colors which makes it ugly to me ,I just dont like the color combination.. Thats my opinion..
can imagine - colours and contrasts are much harder than we're used to. Still, just commenting 'ugly' is a bit harsh isn't it - it's a great building.

Personally, I really appreciate the 'brave' colour combinations, also in fashion, graphic design, fabrics etc. It's fresh. And incredible when you get to see it.

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nice...but for my european eye to much.i am tired if i look longer in that decoration.
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Detail work in the Persian architecture is not just in the tile work, for example look at the deatils of this 700 years old wall of a mosque in Isfahan:









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