A Brick Dome in Iran
Why is brick such an important material in the architecture of Iran, and how was it used both for structural and decorative purposes? This talk examines an elaborate dome built over the prayer hall of a medieval mosque in the town of Ardistan in central Iran.
Figure 1. View of the dome over the prayer hall of the Masjid- Jami in Ardistan, Iran. Early twelfth century. Photo: Marcus Milwright.