Islam: Early architecture from Baghdad to Cordoba

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Taschen, 1996 - Architecture - 240 pages
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This volume is an impressive survey of more than 600 years of Islamic architecture, from the seventh to the thirteenth centuries, in a region stretching from the Near and Middle East to Sicily, the Maghreb and Andalusia. It presents masterpieces of Islamic architecture from the peerless Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem to the mysterious Umayyad palaces in the deserts of Syria and Palestine, from the sumptuous residences of the caliphs in Samarra and Saragossa to the Great Mosques of Damascus, Kairouan and Cordoba.

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lntroduction
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A Monument in the lmage of Paradise
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Umayyad Palaces
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Henri Stierlin is a renowned architectural historian and author with a special interest in Islamic culture. His many previous books include" Islamic Art and Architecture "(978-0-500-51100-8).

Henri Stierlin, born in Egypt, is the prize-winning author of a number of books on the history of art and culture. Anne Stierlin is a professional photographer whose pictures have graced a number of art history books and leading publications. They live in France.

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