Philosophy of Aesthetics and Art in Islamic Architecture

Mahdis Mohammadi, Mahin Keramatifard


Philosophical discussions of art and aesthetics are scarce in the Islamic intellectual and philosophical heritage. The aesthetics of Islamic art on the one hand is the product of the thinking and reflection of Islamic scholars and philosophers, such as Ghazali, Farabi, Ibn Sina and others in verses and hadiths and on the other hand, it is the result of a kind of intuitive understanding and action of artists who lived in the atmosphere of Islamic faith and thought. Islamic art is the common achievement of all Islamic nations; the contribution of Iranians has been very great. The art of these nations is the result of the presence of traditions and ethnic affiliations as well as the spirit of Islamic teachings. Beauty is a characteristic of human existence and the desire for it is a human characteristic, man always tries to consider beauty in his life and living spaces. The present study was based on library studies in the knowledge of aesthetics and art in order to achieve this goal. Therefore, identifying the criteria and principles of the beauty of Islamic architecture and art is of great importance. Therefore, applying the meanings and concepts of aesthetics and art in Islamic architecture will cause attention and return to the value system in accordance with Islamic identity in architecture. In this research, the relationship between philosophy and wisdom of aesthetics and art in Islamic architecture is investigated.


Philosophy; Aesthetics; Islamic Art; Islamic Architecture

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