Tourism Boom by Islamic Art Spiritual Attractions in Iran Perspective Elements

Susan Khataei


Iran is one of the ten first countries in the world on the subject of tourism attractions. Iran, the land of four seasons simultaneously, and historical and scientific - cultural buildings is of interest for many tourists. Various works of Islamic art in the perspective of Iran that have been arisen in different periods and regions all have the same message and truth and have a sign of coordination and the greatness of Islamic civilization and culture. The artistic unity that stems from ideological unity, is able to attract many audience and can transcends the boundaries of time and place and communicate spiritually with all its contacts and believers. Islamic art and architecture is derived from religious sources and has an appearance (form) and the inside. Forms are created to give meaning and generally in Islamic art, nothing is void of the "meaning". General feeling of foreign tourists by observing Islamic-Iranian monuments is along with surprise, admiration and a sense of spirituality. In this study, the role of decorations in mosques and shrines in Iranian - Islamic architecture to establish spiritual relationship with the audience is emphasized. This is an applied research with analytical descriptive method which have been done based on observation and documentary studies. The results suggest the importance of spiritual relationship of audience with the works that is effective in tourism attraction.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2016.v7n4S1p40

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