Calligraphy as an art in Islamic architecture and its significance today

Geodesy, Architecture & Construction


First and Last Name Academic degree E-mail Affiliation
Fabeha Fatima No ar.fabehafatima [at] Design Accord Consultants
DELHI, India
DELHI, India
DELHI, India
Richa Rashmi Chauhan No ar.richa.rashmi [at] Ministry of Water Resources
New Delhi, India
Apratim Guha Thakurata No myselfguhathakurata [at] Design Accord Consultants
New Delhi, India

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First published on this website: 28.06.2019 - 00:21

Art moves human beings and satisfies their emotional dimensions. Artistic emotional response inspires a man to shed light on the wisdom of human existence as well as facial appearance of the universe. Religion and art have a very close correlation. Every religion, after spreading spread with them their culture, values, principles etc. in the form of art and architecture. Islamic Art is the art based on Islamic religion. It is mainly a combination of different civilizations and historical circumstances. Many civilisations like Turks, Persians, Arabs, combined their knowledge and techniques to form Islamic art. In the Islamic world, calligraphy has been used to a much greater extent and in astonishingly varied and imaginative ways, which have taken it far beyond pen and paper into all art forms and materials. For these reasons, calligraphy may be counted as a uniquely original feature of Islamic art. The aim of this paper is to understand the use of Arabic calligraphy in Islamic buildings in past taking examples of monuments in New Delhi, India and comparing them with the modern buildings. This will help in forming strategies and techniques to implement the calligraphic art in architecture today.


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Wed, 10/30/2019 - 13:30
Fabeha Fatima
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Thank you so much for your reply!
We are so excited to attend the COnference.
We will need Invitation letter for applying for Visa.

Kindly send the same for the below mentioned Authors.
1. Fabeha Fatima

2. Richa Rashmi

I will pay the conference fees by today.

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Dear Sir/ Mam


I would like to inform you that I have made the registration fees payment for the Conference.


I need Invitation letters for myself and my co author.

1. Fabeha Fatima

2. Richa Rashmi


I`m attaching the Payment receipt in this mail for your reference.

We need the invitation letters to apply for Visa as soon as possible.

Kindly do the needful.


Best regards


Fabeha Fatima

Landscape Architect


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