Title: ISLAMIC ARCHITECTURE Form, Function and Meaning
Book Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket
Edition: First Edition
Publisher: Edinburgh Edinburgh University Press 1994
ISBN Number: 0748604790 / 9780748604791
Seller ID: 8409
Ex-library book, but still in very good condition - usual ex-lib type markings. Oversize hardcover has light edge and corner wear, light soiling outer edge of pages. Interior in clean with all pages intact, 2 ribbon markers. Profusely illustrated in b/w & colour. 645 pages. This beautifully conceived and produced survey of Islamic architecture explores the glorious world of the caravansarai, mausoleum, palace, and mosque. Focusing on the multifaceted relation of architecture to society, Robert Hillenbrand covers public architecture in the Middle East and North Africa from the medieval period to 1700. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; Extensive photographs and ground plans -- among which are hundreds of newly executed three-dimensional drawings that provide an accurate and vivid depiction of the structure -- are presented with an emphasis on the way the specific details of the building fulfilled their function. Included are chapters on religious and secular architecture and the architecture of tombs. Each building is discussed in terms of function, the links between particular forms and specific uses, the role of special types of buildings in the Islamic order, and the expressions of different sociocultural groups in architectural terms. Here the student or historian of Islamic architecture will find an astonishing resource, including Maghribi palaces, Anatolian madrasas, Indian minarets, Fatimid mausolea, and Safavid mosques, each rendered in lavish illustrations and explained with incomparable precision. About the Author: Robert Hillenbrand is professor of Islamic art at the University of Edinburgh. "One of the most important books on the subject to be published this century. " -- James W. Allan, The Ashmolean Museum, Oxford (*Note: Book is very heavy and will incur addt'l shipping charges).
Islam Islamic Architecture Architechture Middle Eastern Architecture