The Shah Mosque was built during the Safavid Empire, ordered by Abbas I of Persia. It is regarded as one of the masterpieces of Persian architecture in the Islamic era featuring an astounding set of details in the decoration of its tiles.

Field Diary, 3rd of June 2018
Colours of blue, turquoise, hints of yellow and green, polychrome tiles, pixel tiles, other motives and different fonts. The striking emptiness of this mosque feels undermined by this overload decoration. Imagining a world without all the common visual triggers of today's merging Internet culture this mosque must have been a striking transcendental experience in past times.

The Tiles of Shah Mosque, Isfahan, Iran

11. June 2018
The Shah Mosque was built during the Safavid Empire, ordered by Abbas I of Persia. It is regarded as one of the masterpieces of Persian architecture in the Islamic era featuring an astounding set of details in the decoration of its tiles.

Field Diary, 3rd of June 2018
Colours of blue, turquoise, hints of yellow and green, polychrome tiles, pixel tiles, other motives and different fonts. The striking emptiness of this mosque feels undermined by this overload decoration. Imagining a world without all the common visual triggers of today's merging Internet culture this mosque must have been a striking transcendental experience in past times.

The Tiles of Shah Mosque, Isfahan, Iran

11. June 2018

The Tiles of Shah Mosque, Isfahan, Iran

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