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Title Mosques : splendors of Islam / foreword by Prince Amyn Aga Khan ; preface by Leyla Uluhanli ; general editor, Jai Imbrey.

Publication Info. New York : Rizzoli, 2017.


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Description 304 pages : color illustrations, plans ; 32 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 298) and index.
Contents pt. 1, Realm of the mosque : Approaching the mosque : beginnings and evolution / by Renata Holod ; Elements of the mosque : form and adornment / by Fatima Quraishi and Matthew Saba -- pt. 2, Regional expressions : Mosque beginnings, the Arab world / by Mohammed Hamdouni Alami ; The rise of mosques in North Africa and Spain / by Heather Ecker, Regional mosque architecture of the Trans-Saharan trade : the great mosque of Djenné / by Heather Ecker ; The flowering of mosque architecture in Anatolia and in the Ottoman Empire / by Walter B. Denny ; The splendid mosques of Iran and Central Asia / by Sussan Babaie ; The majestic mosques of India and Pakistan / by George Michell. Birth and rebirth : mosques of Russia and the Caucasus / by Angela Wheeler ; Contemporary expressions, modern metamorphoses / by Philip Jodidio.
Summary Mosques are among the greatest architectural feats and have a profound beauty: their spiritual purpose adds to their mystery and luster. This visually stunning volume illustrates the development of the basic mosque structural and decorative elements through sixty examples. Essays by prominent architecture and design authorities cover topics such as the iconographic and decorative elements of the mosque, including the calligraphy and tile work that adorn these important sanctuaries, as well as regional architecture styles. .
Subject Mosques.
Islamic architecture.
Added Author Aga Khan, Amyn, Prince, 1937- writer of foreword.
Uluhanli, Leyla, writer of preface.
Imbrey, Jai, editor.
Added Title Splendors of Islam
ISBN 9780847860357

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