Photo Album. Architecture. Khiva (Uzbekistan)
Title: Architecture. Khiva (Uzbekistan)
Author: by I. Shmeliov B. Fabritsky (Author)
Publisher: Aurora Art Publishers (1973), Leningrad (1973)
The iconic architecture of Khiva are represented different in scale mosques, madrasahs and mausoleums. Especially numerous small mosques, placed evenly on the city territory.
The architecture of the mosques is born in the combination of a frame and dome-vaulted systems designs. Many mosques have Square rooms – the sanctuary and adjoining iwans. Hanaka could have dome cover.
A variety of Khiva madrasahs. Within the traditional compositions of yard with portal entrance single storey range, two-storied madrasah and combined.
Khiva masters created unsurpassed in the subtleties of pattern ornamental compositions, especially in Wood carving. Has been widely distributed polychrome majolica.