Review article

The architecture of modern mosques in Egypt as a subject of critical analysis

UDC: 

726.2

DOI: 

10.23968/1999-5571-2021-18-3-23-29

Pages: 

23-29

Annotation: 

The article is devoted to the architecture of modern mosques in Egypt as an object of critical analysis. It provides a summary of the historical development of the architectural type of the mosque in Egypt starting from the emergence of Islam up to the end of the XIX century. The main attention is paid to the analysis of the modern architectural morphogenesis starting from the beginning of the XX century up to the present time when liberal politics allows the architect`s interpretation of the original provisions of the traditional Islamic religious architecture. The article provides an overview of architectural structures, namely, the mosques built in Egypt in the last century, and provides an analytical comparison of modern compositions with traditional architectural schemes.

Authors: 

Issa Rahaf Munir Saint Petersburg State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering St. Petersburg, Russia

Zhukova T. F. Saint Petersburg State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering St. Petersburg, Russia

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