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CAMLab Seminar | Muslim Architecture of Pakistan: An Overview of Islamic Art
The fertile lands and wealth of India have always been attracting people (both invaders and traders) from neighboring regions since the remotest past. The invaders came and disappeared with the lapse of time, but the cultural vestiges they left behind can still be seen abundantly. Each time the invaders came, they brought their own cultural norms, which in due course were moulded and given a local stamp. This tremendously enriched the cultural repertoire of the land.

The same happened in the case of Muslims, when they occupied India. Muslim architecture is an expression, in beautiful building forms, of the desire of the Muslims to achieve their spiritual and mundane goals through fascinating structures. The buildings are erected in a social context, and they serve the purposes and ambitions of a human society. Hence, they are not dead but are living monuments of human endeavor to create beautiful shapes. They are made in accordance with the resources and technological abilities available at the time. Through the study of architecture, we can understand the role of man and his society behind all these noble creations.

The present discussion will cover the overall view of the Muslim Architecture of Pakistan as developed and adopted in different phases with the spin of time and taste of the builders.

Guest Speaker:
Dr. Shakir Ullah Khan
Associate Professor | Chair of Department of Archaeology
Hazara University | Mansehra, Pakistan

CAMLab Seminar | 巴基斯坦建筑艺术:伊斯兰艺术时期的观察

从古至今,印度的沃土和财富不断吸引着周边人民,乃至外来入侵者和商人们前赴后继来到这片古老的土地。入侵者的每次到来都携带着自身文化传统,这些传统在关键时刻被加以重塑,并被烙刻上本地化印记,极大程度上丰富了这片土地的文化宝藏。

类似情况也发生在穆斯林占领印度时期。穆斯林建筑艺术是一种优美的建筑形式表达,寄寓了人们借用精美建筑结构实现精神和世俗愿望的企盼。这些建筑发生在具体的社会历史语境下,服务于某一特定社会人群的理想和政治抱负。因此直到今天,它们依旧并没有失去生命力,而是成为过去人类倾心创造完美形式的纪念碑。

随着时间的推移和建造者的趣味变化,这些建筑也在不同阶段呈现出不同的特征与审美。借此,我们无疑也可以进一步了解到人类及其群落,在所有这些伟大建筑文明创造背后所扮演的真正角色。

嘉宾介绍:
沙基尔·乌拉赫·汗(Shakir Ullah Khan)
巴基斯坦曼塞拉哈扎拉大学考古学系副教授兼系主任

Jun 16, 2022 01:00 PM in Beijing, Shanghai

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