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Islamic Architecture: Form, Function And Meaning

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Unlike previous studies, which follow a chronological record of individual buildings, Hillebrand's prize-winning and comprehensive survey of pre-modern Islamic architecture is organised around building types, with chapters on religious and secular architecture as well as one on the architecture between heaven and earth. This illustrated volume has become a reference guide ...more
Paperback, 656 pages
Published October 1st 2000 by Edinburgh University Press (first published December 1st 1984)
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Hana Al-Maktoum
* it considered more as a reference ,especially for mosque and Islamic educational buildings (madrassah)
* although the book is mostly about two areas, it covers most of the important subjects and elements needed for designing an Islamic building .
* the author compares a lot between Islamic and western architecture which i found is written not in an objective way because it reflects his opinion only.
* at the end of the book, there are helpful illustrations.
I have used and re-used this book.
As a student, that is.
So I'm fond of it, even though it's not exactly a snappy read.
It's very toned-down from Hillenbrand's entertaining and amazing lectures.
Despite the reservations and hedging about in the useful introduction, the problem with the book is surely the exact same problem that the whole concept of 'Islamic architecture' suffers under. It's trying to stuff a whole multi-era zoo of large and very splendid beasts into a single plain brown-paper env
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