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Iranian Photographer Documents Architectural Details of Ceilings in Iran

Monday, February 22, 2016

 

Architectural Details of Ceilings in iran

 

An Iranian Instagram photographer is taking viewers on a visual journey through the history of Iran's architecture and design. Mehrdad Rasoulifard captures the structural and artistic intricacies of Iran’s most significant places of worship and cultural complexes, from the Jāmeh mosque — one of the oldest still standing in the country — to the Chaharbagh school, both in the city of Isfahan. As home to one of the world’s oldest civilizations, Iran is recognized for its ancient architectural wonders, whose often modest façades hide complex mosaic motifs and richly detailed ornamentation within. Throughout the photographic series, the artist highlights the vibrant patterns extending along the diameters of domed ceilings, and the intricate network of symbols spanning across surrounding walls. The abstract captures and their cropped compositions seek to accentuate the labyrinthine geometries and meticulous tiling innate to Iran’s architectural record.

 

Ceiling of Hazrat-Masoumeh Mosque in Qom, Iran

 

Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque in Isfahan, Iran | 400 Years Old

 

Ceiling of Jāmeh Mosque of Isfahan, Iran | 900 Years Old

 

Ceiling of Sheikh-Lotfollah Mosque in Isfahan, Iran

 

Ceiling of Jāmeh Mosque of Isfahan, Iran | 900 Years Old

 

Ceiling of Shah-e-Cheragh Mosque in Shiraz, Iran

 

Ceiling of Chaharbagh School in Isfahan, Iran

 

Ceiling of Sheikh-Lotfolah Mosque in Isfahan, Iran

 

Ceiling of Hazrat-Masoumeh Mosque in Qom, Iran

 

Ceiling of Vank Cathedral in Isfahan, Iran

 

Ceiling of Hazrat-Masoumeh Mosque in Qom, Iran

 

Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque in Isfahan, Iran | 400 Years Old

 

Ceiling of Shah-e-Cheragh Mosque in Shiraz, Iran

 

Ceiling of Jāmeh Mosque of Isfahān, Iran | 900 Years Old

 

Ceiling of Aliqapou Palace in Isfahan, Iran 

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All Images Courtesy of Mehrdad Rasoulifard

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