Show simple item record

dc.contributor.advisor O'Kane, Bernard Abushadi, Ehsan 2015-02-08T12:23:29Z 2015-02-08T22:00:12Z 2011-05-15 2015-02-08
dc.description.abstract This paper discusses the development of, and influences on, the form of arches in the Islamic period up until the year 1250; using examples from across the empire while charting the development from area to area through time. It starts with the semicircular arch and how that developed into the pointed arch with its varieties. The paper also explores how the shouldered arch developed, leading to the tri-lobed and keel arch. On the other hand, there is no clear development path for the horse shoe arch which suggests that it may have developed in various parts of the world at different time periods without being influences to each other. The two main origin arches, the semicircular and the shouldered may be attributed to the structural pointed and rectangular curves, respectively, of load distribution that leads to these two forms with their evolution. en_US
dc.format.extent 17 p. en_US
dc.format.medium papers (document genres) en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.rights Author retains all rights with regard to copyright. en
dc.subject Arches en_US
dc.subject Islamic arches en_US
dc.subject Islamic architecture en_US
dc.subject 650 - 1250 AD en_US
dc.subject Pointed arch en_US
dc.subject Shouldered arch en_US
dc.subject Horseshoe arch en_US
dc.subject.classification Other publications en_US
dc.title The evolution of Islamic arches till 1250 en_US
dc.type Text en_US
dc.subject.discipline Arabic and Islamic Civilizations en_US
dc.subject.course ARIC 270 en_US
dc.rights.access This item is available en_US
dc.contributor.department American University in Cairo. Dept. of Arab and Islamic Civilizations en_US

Files in this item


This item appears in the following Collection(s)

  • Student Scholarship [702]
    This collection includes presentations, research findings, publications, and projects authored by AUC students

Show simple item record