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Title: The beginnings of Islamic art

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Date: October 19, 1999
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Vegetal motifs were the most important in these early productions. Umayyad art Religious and civic architecture were developed under the Umayyads, and new concepts and new plans were put into practice. Thus, the "Arab plan," with court and hypostyle prayer hall, truly became a functional type with the construction of the Great Mosque of Damascus on the most sacred site in the city (on top of the ancient temple of Jupiter and in place of the basilica of St...

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Thus, the "Arab plan," with court and hypostyle prayer hall, truly became a functional type with the construction of the Great Mosque of Damascus on the most sacred site in the city (on top of the ancient temple of Jupiter and in place of the basilica of St. John the Baptist). This building served as a point of reference for builders (and for art historians) for the birth of the Arab plan...

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