Persian Architectural Heritage: Architecture
Authors: Mehrdad Hejazi, University of Isfahan, Iran and Fatemeh Mehdizadeh Saradj, Iran University of Science and Technology, Iran
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During its long history Persian culture has played a fundamental role in and has made major contributions to, human civilisation. During the last few decades, scholarly interest in Persian culture, including its history, archaeology, art and architecture, has accelerated research into Persian cultural heritage. Scientific studies have provided information about the knowledge on which Persian traditional buildings are based and methodologies used for their preservation.
Dealing with the history of traditional Persian architecture, this book includes topics on geometry and orientation, architectural and urban functions, and climatic adaptability in Persian vernacular architecture. It provides comprehensive information about Persian architectural heritage, which has contributed much to human civilisation. The result of research in the last several decades, the book will be useful to scholars, students and practicing engineers in civil, structural, architectural, hydraulic, and restoration engineering, and other related disciplines.