Art and technology interactions in Islamic and Christian context: Historical approach to architectural globalization

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Abstract

Efficient interaction between art and technology enabled Islamic architecture to actively experience early globalization, but today׳s separation between these domains and technological hegemony have presented challenges to Islamic architecture. Accordingly, this research was aimed at illuminating art and technology interactions in Islamic architecture during early globalization when it flourished along with Christian architecture. To this end, logical reasoning and qualitative data analysis were performed in parallel on 12 chains of mostly worship-oriented artworks, such as mosques and churches. The results indicated that art and technology interactions in Islamic and Christian architecture were underlain by the same nature and sequential pattern of beginning from primitive technology and ending with innovative technology (art). The cultural and technological value of these architectural styles eventually crossed geographical boundaries. Therefore, the beneficial interactions between art and technology enabled Islamic and Christian architecture to participate in globalization through the conveyance of their value to other regions even as differences existed in the measures implemented for such transmission.

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Asefi, M., Khasraghi, S. S., & Roders, A. P. (2019). Art and technology interactions in Islamic and Christian context: Historical approach to architectural globalization. Frontiers of Architectural Research, 8(1), 66–79. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foar.2018.12.003

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