Architecture of the contemporary mosque

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Ismaïl Serageldin, James Steele
Academy Editions, 1996 - Architecture - 175 pages
Provides a valuable new insight into contemporaneous mosque theory and design Defines current mosques within the global context of comparative religions No other building type is so charged with symbolism This book will be of particular interest to Islamic/Muslim architects worldwide, students, historians and religion leaders

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The Mosque at King Khaled International Airport

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About the author (1996)

Ismaol Serageldin is Vice-President of Environmentally Sustainable Development at the World Bank, and an Egyptian architect and planner who holds a PhD from Harvard University. He served on the Aga Khan Award for Architecture Steering Committee from 1984 to 1992, and chaired the Master Jury in 1983 and 1995. His books include Space for Freedom, which examines the 1986 awards, Architecture Beyond Architecture, which presents the 1995 awards, and Architecture of the Contemporary Mosque.

Steele is Associate Professor of Architecture at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.

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