Understanding Islamic architecture / edited by Attilio Petruccioli and Khalil K. Pirani ; with a foreword by Oleg Grabar.
- Abingdon, Oxon : RoutledgeCurzon, 2002.
1 online resource (149 p.)
- Islamic architecture.
Islam and architecture.
- Electronic books.
The ongoing debate among practitioners and in academia about the meaning and understanding of Islamic architecture will be energized by this book. It contains essays by architects and academics from various parts of the world which clarify how the carious disciplines of the design profession can be employed to build in the spirit of Islam.
Divided into three sections the book covers:
*meaning from Faith, which draws meaning from the Islamic faith in order to propose a built environment that is universally beneficial
*analysis of History, which examines historical buildings
- section I. Meaning from faith
section II. Meaning from history
section III. Contemporary trends.
- Reprinted 2008.
Includes bibliographical references.
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (ebrary, viewed October 1, 2013).
- Petruccioli, Attilio, 1945-
Pirani, Khalil K.
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