From Disorder To Hidden Order; Fractal Cosmology From Isfahan To Shah Mosque


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Aytekin Ç.

Gazi University Journal of Science Part B: Art Humanities Design and Planning, vol.9, no.1, pp.91-99, 2021 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 9 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Journal Name: Gazi University Journal of Science Part B: Art Humanities Design and Planning
  • Journal Indexes: Asos İndeks
  • Page Numbers: pp.91-99

Abstract

In Islamic art, geometry has a significant role that is used as pattern with the purpose of ornamentation and spatial organizations. Through complexity theories occurred as new paradigms, in a dynamic space and a living system of traditional inheritance, hidden orders- not only physically but also mentally- could be analyzed and recognized. The aim of the study is to investigate the relationship between complexity theories and cosmologic thoughts of Islamic worldview through traditional architectural spaces in Iran. It examines the fractal continuity visually from the urban scale of Isfahan, then the plans, elevations and finally decorative patterns of Shah Mosque.