Deconstructing the American Mosque: Space, Gender, and Aesthetics

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University of Texas Press, 2002 - Architecture - 194 pages
From the avant-garde design of the Islamic Cultural Center in New York City to the simplicity of the Dar al-Islam Mosque in Abiquiu, New Mexico, the American mosque takes many forms of visual and architectural expression. The absence of a single, authoritative model and the plurality of design nuances reflect the heterogeneity of the American Muslim community itself, which embodies a whole spectrum of ethnic origins, traditions, and religious practices.
 

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Contents

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
INTRODUCTION
1
CHAPTER ONE
25
CHAPTER TWO
63
CHAPTER THREE
91
CONCLUSION
145
NOTES
161
GLOSSARY
175
BIBLIOGRAPHY
179
INDEX
187
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Akel Ismail Kahera is Professor of Islamic Studies in the Department of Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures at the University of Texas at Austin.

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