Surveying and Categorizing the Proportion Values of Various Types of Safavid Dynasty1’s Buildings


1 Ph.D. Candidate, Deparment Of Architecture, Faculty Of Art, Architecture & Urban Planning, Najafabad Branch, Islamic Azad University, Najafabad, Isfahan, Iran.

2 Assistant Professor, Qazvin Branch, Islamic Azad University, Qazvin, Iran.


Islamic architecture has been a great influence on different parts of the world, even so there are some similar factors, but the aspect of culture will make the polarization between them. Upon the vast spread that Muslims had in the 7th century (A.D.) Islamic culture and belief moved in different continents from the Fareast parts of Asia to the west of the Mediterranean. At the beginning Islam had no specific architecture but with passing of time each and every culture started their own art and architecture and from that beginning Iran was a special primary of this field and of the many dynasties of this country Safavid was one of the highest valued among them all. One of the most important aspects of traditional architecture is there proportion value that holds a great part of the aesthetical valence. The aim of this paper is to know that if there is a common connection within various types of Safavid architecture as a group or individual system. The secondary goal of this study is to see if there is an aesthetic relation between Iranian proportion and European golden ratio. In this study we have surveyed various buildings, in one of the most influence architecture eras of Iranian Islamic architecture and at an end result believe that depending on their functionality the proportion values differ among them.


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