An Outline of Islamic Architecture

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Oxford University Press, 2003 - Architecture - 216 pages
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Arranged according to region, this volume introduces the student and general reader to the architectural splendors of the Islamic world. The book contains nearly 70 architectural drawings, close to 200 half-tone plates, and separate maps of eastern and western Islam. In addition, there is a glossary of the architectural terms relevant to the study of Islamic architecture. Finally, a set of four indices covering architectural terms and features, types of buildings, architects and craftsmen, and (mainly medieval) authors greatly facilitates the use of the book.

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Contents

Mecca the Kaaba as described by IbnAbd Rabbihi c 900
5
Quseir Amra plan
7
Qasr alHair alSharqi west facade of lesser enclosure
10
Khirbat alMafjar plan
11
Mshatta plan
13
Jerusalem Dome of the Rock
15
Damascus Omayyad Mosque
17
Kairouan Great Mosque transition
21
Dunaysir the Great Mosque plan and elevation
102
Brussa Yashil Jami section Parvillde
106
Brussa Yashil Jami plan
107
Istanbul Tchinili Koshk plan
108
Istanbul Selimiya Mosque plan
111
Istanbul Sulaimaniya Mosque plan
112
IstanbulJustinians Aqueduct
115
Iran
122

Baghdad Round City Gate
25
Ukhaidar plan of fortified wall
26
Ukhaidar plan of main entrance and palace complex
27
Ukhaidar crossvaulted hall
28
Raqqa Baghdad Gate facade elevation
30
Samarra Qubbat asSulaibiya plan and section
31
Samarra the Great Mosque window and reconstructed pier
32
Samarra stucco dado from the Balkuwarra Palace
33
Samarra stucco dado and taqcha from house
34
Samarra Qasr alAshiq portion of facade treatment
35
Spain
46
Cordova the Great Mosque plan of mihrab and maqsura
50
Cordova the Great Mosque plan after final extension
53
Toledo the Mosque of Bib Mardom section
54
Seville Torre del Oro plan
56
Egypt
69
Cairo Mosque of alGuyushi plan
75
Cairo alAqmar Mosque plan
76
Damascus Madrasa alAdiliya portal head elevation
82
Diyarbekir Madrasa Zinjiriya arch
83
Cairo Mausoleum and Madrasa of Qalaun plan
84
Cairo MadrasaMausoleum of Sultan Hassan plan
87
Turkey
95
Divrik the Great Mosque and Hospital plan and longitudinal section
98
Konia Indje Minare plan
100
Sultan Han between Kayseri and Sivas
101
Bokhara Tomb of the Samanid rulers
125
Imam Dur Mausoleum of the son of the 5th Imam
126
Gurgan GunbadiQabus plan
128
Isfahan MasjidiJami plan
131
Merv Mausoleum of Sultan Sanjar
134
Sultaniya Mausoleum of Uljeitu
135
Sultaniya Mausoleum of Uljeitu plan
136
Hamadan GunbadiAlawiyan plan
137
Samarcand GuriMir cross section
139
Tabriz Blue Mosque plan
141
Isfahan MasjidiShah plan
144
Isfahan Bridge of Allahvardi Khan section
145
India
152
Delhi KuwwatulIslam Mosque birds eye view
154
Delhi Sultan Ghari plan and section
156
Delhi Tomb of Ghiyasuddin Tughlaq
157
Sasaram Tomb of Sher Shah
159
Gulbarga Jami Masjid plan
164
Bijapur Gol Gunbad plan
166
Fatehpur Sikri domestic and administrative complex
168
Fatehpur Sikri mosque complex
170
Sikandara Tomb of Akbar section
172
Agra Fort plan
176
Agra Taj Mahal plan
177
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Rafique Ali Jairazbhoy has served 10 years in the Inner London Education Authority. He has travelled extensively and lectured on art and architecture, both in Pakistan and abroad.

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