Islamic Persian Architecture

The Ten-day Course of Heritage of Islamic Persian Architecture

1. Introduction
2. Program details
3. Recommended Sources for Pre-reading
4. Fee Payment
5. Teaching Outcomes
6. Requirements
7. Certification
8. Required Documents
9. Registration


1. Introduction

  • 2-11 July, 2017
  • 12-21 Tir, 1396

The short term course of The Heritage of Islamic-Persian Architecture deals with the architecture of Iran during the Islamic periods. The aim of the course is to enable its participants to get acquainted with the history of architecture in Iran, its characteristics, various styles of design and decoration, the important masterpieces and the connection between spirituality and Islamic thought in Iranian architecture.

This is a 10-day study tour across the five cities of Tehran, Isfahan, Kashan, Yazd and Qom.
The main program involves the following activities: theoretical and practical lessons, presentations of various essays about Islamic-Persian architecture, visits to museums and masterpieces of architecture in Iran, and familiarisation with the social and traditional culture of Iran through participation in religious festivals, gaining an appreciation for Iranian miniatures, and experiencing Iranian traditional music, theater and cinema performances.


2. Program details

Date & Locations Topics Topics Extracurricular
July,2,2017

Tehran

Opening

(9-10:30)

The Meaning of Islamic Architecture

(11-13)

National Museum of Iran

(15-17)

Nature Bridge & dinner

(19-21)

July 3, 2017

Tehran

The Concept of City in Islamic World

(9-10:30)

Human being and Architecture

(11-13)

Golestan Palace

(15-17)

Tehran Bazaar

(18-20)

July 3, 2017

Tehran

  The Philosophical Bases for Decorations in Islamic architectures

(15-17)

Imamzadeh Saleh &

Tajrish Bazaar

(18-21)

July 5, 2017

Qom

Trip to Qom

(8 :00)

The Mausoleum of Imam Khomeini

(10-10:30)

A Workshop on Decorative Patterns of Islamic Architecture

(15-17)

Movie

(18-20)

Holy Shrine of Hazrat Masoumeh

(20-21)

Yazdanpanah House

(21-22:30)

July 6

Kashan

Trip to Kashan

(9:00)

Fin Garden

Tabatabayi &Ameri Houses

Trip to Yazd

(15:00)

 
July 7

Yazd

Visiting Yazd Historical sites &architecture

)Amir Chakhmaq Complex-The Jāmeh Mosque of Yazd-

   
July 8

Yazd

Visiting Yazd Historical sites &architecture Trip to Isfahan

(15:00)

 
July 9

Isfahan

Visiting  Sacred Architecture of  Isfahan:  Jameh Mosque of Isfahan The Spirit of Place in Iranian Mosques

(15-17)

Shah Mosque, Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque

(17-19)

July 10

Isfahan

The Genius Locus in Iranian Gardens Visiting Ālī Qāpū Palace & Chehel Sotoun Palace Isfahan Bazaar Historical Bridges of Khaju and si-o-seh Pol
July 11

Isfahan

The Genius Locus in Iranian Houses

(9-10:30)

Visiting Ali Qoli Aqa Neighbors

(11-12:30)

A Discussion on the Essence of Islamic Iranian Architecture

(18-20)

Closing

(21-22:30)


3. Recommended Sources for Pre-reading

i. Islamic Studies:

  • Shi’ite Islam by Sayed Muhammad Hossein Tabataba’i
  • Following Muhammad: Rethinking Islam in the Contemporary World (Islamic Civilization and Muslim Networks) by Carl W. Ernst

ii. Islamic art Studies:

  • The Wisdom of Islamic Art by Seyyed Razi Mousavi Gilani | Download PDF
  • Methodology of Islamic Art by Seyyed Razi Mousavi Gilani | Download PDF
  • The art and architecture of Islam 1250-1800
  • Book by Sheila S. Blair
  • Islamic Art and Architecture 650-1250 by Richard Ettinghausen
  • Islamic Art by Barbara Brend

iii. Islamic Architecture:

  • Islamic Architecture: Form, Function, and Meaning by Robert Hillenbrand
  • The Sense of Unity: The Sufi Tradition in Persian Architecture Paperback by Nader Ardalan, Laleh Bakhtiar

4. Fee Payment

Fee

Date
‎€1500 Early Registration (Dec 15, 2016 -March 21, 2017)
  • The ten-day program fee (Except Flight and Visa payments) includes: airport transfers, program transport and travel, housing arrangements, meals, lectures and presentations, program pamphlets or handbook, visits to museums, historical sites and art centers.
  • All hotel rooms are booked as double. For single room it is needed to pay additional money: 32 euro per night.
  • The application for candidacy for Fellowship is in addition to registration for the program and it is needed to write two letters entitled as:
    • Requesting fellowship (includes the reasons and amount of fellowship)
    • Interests (includes the applicant’s interests and the aims of participating in the course)
    • For more information about scholarship opportunities please see:
  • 100 euro must be paid as a deposit on booking in order to confirm the applicant’s place on the course. The balance must be paid IN CASH in Iran before the start of the course. Deposits shall not be refunded for cancellations.

5. Teaching Outcomes

The course is a great way to experience Iranian culture and civilization and by the end of the course, you understand Islamic Persian architecture, its characteristics, different styles, philosophical bases and connection to spirituality and religion. Also, you will learn to see the various issues of Islamic Persian Architecture in Iranian perspective.


6. Requirements

To participate in the ten-day program, applicants are required to agree to:

  1. Make a presentation in all classes and Workshops/discussions organized as part of the program.
  2. Submit a final report to ISOA by September 30, 2017, which describes the experiences and findings on the course. The final reports become the property of ISOA to be posted to its website for use by other applicants.

7. Certification

 All students receive a graduation certificate upon completion of their program, which is granted by University of Tehran and Islamic School of Art (ISOA).


8. Required Documents (Electronic copies required)

  1. Resume: A list of your current academic position, educational achievements, and professional activities. Provide details regarding previous curriculum and/or staff development experiences
  2. A completed form of ISOA Short term course. Click here to download the form.

9. Registration

Applications must include all required documents and be submitted no later than April 20, 2017 to the Islamic School Of Art ( ISOA), the course of Heritage of Islamic Persian Architecture. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

For further information please contact Maryam Kheradmand (International communication coordinator) kheradmand@isoacourses.com

Or Muhammad Hossein Ashtiani (Director of scientific cooperation office and international affairs)  ashtiani@isoacourses.com