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    فهرست معماران تاریخی ایران

    (Wikipedia) - List of historical Iranian architects The Kharāghān twin towers, built in 1053 CE, Qazvin Province.

    The following is a list of Iranian architects, or Mi''mars to be more exact. It would not be incorrect to consider a Mi''mar the Islamic oriental equivalent of the western architect. The same can be said about the classical words Banna, Mohandes, Ostad, and Amal, which appear in classical manuals and references of Islamic architecture.

    The Persian dictionary of Mo''in defines Mi''mar as:

  • That who devises the design and plan of a building, and overlooks its construction.
  • A Banna
  • That who is responsible for the building, developing, and repairs of a structure or edifice (Emārat).
  • Needless to say, although many scholars do not recognize the Mimar and the Architect to historically be the same, they do agree that their responsibilities overlap extensively. In this list, they are taken to be the same.

    The list is in chronological order, is not comprehensive, and selectively spans the Islamic age based on available records. There is little, if any, record of the numerous masters of architecture that built some of the early Islamic and pre-Islamic world''s wonders of Iran. It is unknown who built the palaces of Bishapur, Firouzabad, Persopolis, Susa, or the many other spectacular ancient edifices of Greater Iran. No record of their names exists. Only the ruins of what they built give us a faint indication of what masters must have walked the face of this earth eons ago.

    Many of the structures remaining today possibly had more than one architect working on them. Only one is mentioned in the following list, and only their most famous work is mentioned. The list also contains the names of builders whom exact dates have been attributed to their buildings.


    Pre-Islamic First four centuries of The Islamic Era 11th century
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    13th century 14th centuryThe 8 minareted Soltaniyeh. 15th centuryGoharshad mosque built in 1418 CE by the orders of Goharshad, wife of Shah Rukh. 16th centuryHumayun''s Tomb, in Delhi 17th century 18th century 19th centuryAbbasian House in Kashan 20th centuryTabriz City Hall, by Arfa''ul Mulk Contemporary

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