Islamic Architecture: Form, Function, and Meaning

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März 2004



This beautifully conceived and produced survey of Islamic architecture explores the glorious world of the caravansarai, mausoleum, palace, and mosque. Focusing on the multifaceted relation of architecture to society, Robert Hillenbrand covers public architecture in the Middle East and North Africa from the medieval period to 1700. Extensive photographs and ground plans -- among which are hundreds of newly executed three-dimensional drawings that provide an accurate and vivid depiction of the structure -- are presented with an emphasis on the way the specific details of the building fulfilled their function. Included are chapters on religious and secular architecture and the architecture of tombs. Each building is discussed in terms of function, the links between particular forms and specific uses, the role of special types of buildings in the Islamic order, and the expressions of different sociocultural groups in architectural terms. Here the student or historian of Islamic architecture will find an astonishing resource, including Maghribi palaces, Anatolian madrasas, Indian minarets, Fatimid mausolea, and Safavid mosques, each rendered in lavish illustrations and explained with incomparable precision.


Table of Contents Preface and Acknowledgements List of Captions for Black and White Plates List of Captions for Line DrawingsI The Scope of the Enquiry: Problems and Approaches 1II The Mosque 31III The Minaret 129IV The Madrasa 173V The Mausoleum 253VI The Caravansarai 331VII The Palace 377 Composite Catalogue of Line Drawings 463 Glossary of Islamic Terms 598 Select Bibliography 601 Sources of Line Dr wings Accompanying the text 608 Sources of Line Drawings at the back of the book 609 Index of Individual Monuments 613 Index of Terms in Foreign (Principally Islamic) Languages 626 Index of Proper Names 629 Subject Index 635 Key to the numbering system for Illustrations


Robert Hillenbrand


"Elaborate and extensive... The brilliant dimension of this book is the author's investment in raising issues of intellectual inquiry." -- Howayda Al-Harithy, Journal of the American Academy of Religion
EAN: 9780231101332
ISBN: 0231101333
Untertitel: Empfohlen ab 22 Jahre. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: März 2004
Seitenanzahl: 645 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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