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Architecture of the Islamic World: Its History and Social Meaning

ISBN13: 9780500278475
ISBN: 0500278474
Binding: Paperback
List Price: $39.95
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Published Date:
Pages: 288
Average Goodreads rating: 4.27/5 (64 ratings)

From mosques to markets, from citadels to cemetries, this text is a survey of the entire field of Islamic architecture. Although Islamic buildings may make an immediate visual impact, it can be useful to know something of the society which they serve. This text relates the architecture to the social areas of religion, power structure, commerce and communal life, placing emphasis on function and meaning rather than on style and chronology.