Considering the spirit of place in Ayn Al-Qozat Hamedani lecture on place and time

Davoodi, Alborz and Davoodi, Alvand (2008) Considering the spirit of place in Ayn Al-Qozat Hamedani lecture on place and time. In: 16th ICOMOS General Assembly and International Symposium: ‘Finding the spirit of place – between the tangible and the intangible’, 29 sept – 4 oct 2008, Quebec, Canada. [Conference or Workshop Item]


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Through holy places, human can approach to the intelligence higher than those gained from ordinary places, and by the material aspect, he find his existence as a kind of non-existence, but it can be imagined existence by the viewpoint of connection to God. Place of everything in Ayn al-Qozat sight is existence level of that element, like the place of water or fire, which specifies presence arena of that thing in the cosmos. So existence of mankind requires a place suitable for human dignity which should be a particular position of "existence" that architecture space stands on it. The aim of research is to study the bases of holy places in Ayn al-Qozat Hamedani lecture on "Place and Time", for applying it in architecture of holy places and to explain the opinions of him, the great philosopher and poet who was living 9 hundred years ago in 12th century A.D in Iran.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Davoodi, Alborz
Davoodi, Alvand
Languages: English
Keywords: sacred places; Ayn al-Qozat; spirit of place
Subjects: C. ARCHITECTURE > 01. Generalities
O. INTANGIBLE HERITAGE > 01. Generalities
H. HERITAGE TYPOLOGIES > 19A. Places of religion and ritual
ICOMOS Special Collection: Scientific Symposium (ICOMOS General Assemblies)
ICOMOS Special Collection Volume: 2008, 16th
Depositing User: Jose Garcia
Date Deposited: 10 Sep 2010 09:47
Last Modified: 30 Aug 2023 14:45
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