PhD project by Mhlea Mania Capruta
This research investigates the symbolic and spiritual aspects of Islamic art and architecture. Its main aim is to introduce a renewed understanding of Islamic geometry by interpreting selected Sufi notions concerning being and manifestations from a Heideggerian hermeneutical perspective. It constructs its interpretation against a historical reading of the Pythagorean, Platonic and Neo-Pythagorean traditions to reveal the Islamic assimilation of the Greek legacy. Focusing on the theoretical foundations and related criticism, the study presents a comprehensive exposition of the primary exegetical literature on Islamic geometry as articulated by various groups of scholars to highlight the spiritual significance of Muslim artistry.