Rethinking the Role of Decorative Arts in Spatial Arrangement of Iranian Traditional Houses
Maryam Mesineh Asl, Islamic Art University of Tabriz, Iran, ID LLCE2017-164; Abstract: Spatial arrangements and hierarchy in traditional houses of Iran, along with utilization of decorations which was in accordance with Iranian culture and identity distinguish these houses from their contemporary counterparts which are limited to merely acting as shelters. Various decorative elements such as brickwork, modeling, tiling and mirror work are among a few examples frequently observed in Iranian traditional houses and, depending on the climate, some of these decorative elements were applied to the exterior environment of the structure and other less resistant elements which could not bear climatic factors were applied to the interior design of the house. In this paper, the intention is to review the attributes of the decorative arts used in interior spaces of Iranian houses which are nearly forgotten in the contemporary era.
Key words: Art, Decorative, House, Space