Architecture of the Islamic World

Architecture of the Islamic World

Its History and Social Meaning

With a complete survey of key monuments
  1. Edited by George Michell
  2. Texts by Ernst J. Grube
  • ISBN 9780500278475
  • 26.90 x 20.90 cm
  • Paperback
  • 288pp
  • 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