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Denis Baly

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Wonderful view of the two stories of rooms and pool of the courtyard of the Chaharbagh Madrasa. " ... the courtyard of the Madar-i-Shah [i.e. Chaharbagh] madrasa, with its shaded walkways, whitewashed plaster with the vaulting lines picked out in blue, and shimmering tilework reflected in the pool, bestows an air of grace and serenity on the building far greater than its architecture might otherwise merit. The expansive scale and confident massing of forms in the complex set the style for architects in the following two centuries" (196). (For a general description of the Chaharbagh Madrasa, see B02.085). -MA (Source: Blair, Sheila S., and Jonathan M. Bloom. The Art and Architecture of Islam: 1250–1800. New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 1994.)

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Esfahan, Iran

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