Architecture of the Islamic World
Its History and Social Meaning
With a complete survey of key monuments
- ISBN 9780500278475
- 26.90 x 20.90 cm
- 758 Illustrations, 112 in colour
- First published 1995
'As good a pictorial introduction to the subject as is available' – Apollo
'Richly rewarding … magnificently illustrated'– House and Garden
From mosques to markets, from citadels to cemeteries, this is a panoramic survey of the entire field of Islamic architecture, with contributions by leading experts in the field. Widely praised on its first publication, it is now brought to a wider audience in paperback.
Constantly relating the architecture to the social areas of religion, power structure, commerce and communal life, the authors provide a full and informative survey with its emphasis on function and meaning rather than on chronology and style.
- Over 750 photographs
- drawings and plans
- Building materials
- techniques and principles, of decoration described and explained
- Comprehensive illustrated inventory of the key buildings of the Islamic world