Studies in Medieval Islamic architecture, Volume 1

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Pindar Press, 2001 - Architecture - 524 pages
This is the first of two volumes to consider in detail the architecture of Islam, from Spain to India, from the 7th century to the present day. Hillenbrand's particular interests are Iranian buildings from the Saljuq period (11th to 12th centuries) and the Umayyad monuments in the Levant (660-750 AD). This volume considers the architecure of Cordoba, Syria, Pakistan and Britain and America and includes Islamic and Oriental art, The second volume, predominantly concerned with Iran, is also available. Volume I Contents: Preface The Legacy of the Dome of the Rock The Ornament of the World - Cordoba A Pair of Medieval Tomb Towers in Van La dolce vita in Early Islamic Syria: the Evidence of Later Umayyad Palaces Islamic Art at the Crossroads: East and West at Mshatta Some Observations on the Use of Space in Medieval Islamic Buildings Eastern Islamic Influneces in Syria: Raqqa and Qal'at Ja'bar in the Later Twelfth Century Islamic Art, Architecture and Archaeology The Classical Heritage in Islamic Art: the Case of Medieval Architecture The Use of Spatial Devices in the Great Mosque of Cordoba Islamic Art and Architecture Political Symbolism in Early Indo-Muslim Mosque Architecture: the Case of Ajmir Qur'anic Epigraphy in Medieval Islamic Architecture Cresswell and Contemporary Central European Scholarship Turco-Iranian Elements in the Medieval Architecture of Pakistan - the Case of the Tomb of Rukn-i 'Alam at Multan Mamluk Caravansarais in Galilee The Dervish Lodge. Architecture, Art and Sufism in Ottoman Turkey Reflections on O. Aslanapa's Turkish Art and Architecture Traditional Architecture in the Arabian Peninsula Musalla Qasr Kharana re-examined Occidental Oriental: Islamic Influences in the Art of Britain and America Splendour and Austerity. Islamic Architectural Ornament. The Monument Reviews of M. Meinecke, Die Madrasa des Amir Mitqal C. Ewert and J.-P. Wisshak, Forschungen zur almohadischen Moschee. I. Vorstafen E. C. Dodd and S. Khairallah, The Image of the World.

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The Ornament of the World Medieval C6rdoba
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A Pair of Tomb Towers in Van
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The Evidence
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Robert Hillenbrand is professor of Islamic art at the University of Edinburgh.

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