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RELG 108: Vocabularies of Islam (HC)
Religion 108: Vocabularies of Islam (Velji) Spring 2014
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Islamic architecture: form, function and meaning
The standard authoritative survey.
Islam: from Medina to the Magreb and from the Indies to Istanbul
Hundreds of photographs accompany a useful text.
Focus of this survey is the mosque and the palace.
Islam and Muslim art
The mosque and the modern world: architects, patrons and designs since the 1950s
Looks at seventy mosques built from the 1950s up to the 1990s. Detailed information on each mosque as well as good photographs.
Deconstructing the American mosque: space, gender, and aesthetics
Minaret, symbol of Islam
The Mosque: history, architectural development & regional diversity
After chapters on the role of calligraphy and the applications of geometry, later chapters provide a geographical survey and finish with a chapter on contemporary mosques.
The minarets of Cairo: Islamic architecture from the Arab conquest to the end of the Ottoman period
The first eighty pages has a useful discussion on minarets in general. The rest of the book is devoted to Cairo.
Design criteria for mosques and Islamic centres: art, architecture and worship
Interesting book intended to inform architects of factors to take into consideration.
A history of Ottoman architecture
The mosque: political, architectural and social transformations
While focusing on the Netherlands, the issues it raises about architectural design are applicable elsewhere in the contemporary world.
Mosques of Istanbul: including the mosques of Bursa and Edirine
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