The Concept of Space

  • Mahmoud TavassoliEmail author
Part of the The Urban Book Series book series (UBS)


This chapter concentrates on some less visible and hidden aspects of a few important architectural examples such as mosques. It discusses that in addition to visible appearance, richly embellished, intricate ornaments; space, this amazing element is considerably important in understanding Persian architecture. Space takes on a mysterious aspect, assuming, independent from stylistic rules, various forms in different periods. In Shaykh Lutf Allah Mosque, neither a courtyard nor a pool or a tree exists. It is all pure space flowing within the heart of the mass.


Flowing space Masjid-i Shah/Royal Mosque Isfahan Shaykh Lutf Allah mosque Isfahan Friday mosque of Yazd 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of TehranTehranIran

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