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The Culture of Design and Production in Abbasid Samarra

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Howayda Nawwaf Al-Harithy

American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon

Paper No. DETC2002/EDC-34380, pp. 395-399; 5 pages
doi:10.1115/DETC2002/EDC-34380
From:
  • ASME 2002 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference
  • Volume 4: 14th International Conference on Design Theory and Methodology, Integrated Systems Design, and Engineering Design and Culture
  • Montreal, Quebec, Canada, September 29–October 2, 2002
  • Conference Sponsors: Design Engineering Division, Computers and Information in Engineering Division
  • ISBN: 0-7918-3624-X
  • Copyright © 2002 by ASME

abstract

The paper discusses the culture of design produced by a particular patronage pattern of city building; the case study is that of Samarra in the 9th century. It investigates the process through which mechanical mass production of art transforms the Late Antique visual forms into new vocabulary that acquires universal popularity and new cultural significance.

Copyright © 2002 by ASME
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