Islamic Architecture: Form, Function and Meaning

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Unlike previous studies, which follow a chronological record of individual buildings, Hillebrand's prize-winning and comprehensive survey of pre-modern Islamic architecture is organized around building type, with chapters on religious and secular architecture as well as one on the architecture "between heaven and earth". It has over 1000 illustrations, including 300 three-dimensional drawings of entire buildings.

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This is the definitive survey of Islamic architecture. Working from a social, rather than a technical perspective, Hillenbrand shows how the buildings fulfilled their intended functions within the community. Lavishly illustrated.

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Robert Hillenbrand explores the range of public architecture in the Middle East and North Africa from the medieval period to 1700, focusing on the relationship between architecture and society. Included are chapters on religious and secular architecture and the architecture of tombs, each one providing a lucid and penetrating overview of a characteristic building type. Buildings are discussed in terms of form and function, the roles of specific building types in the Islamic order and the expression of different sociocultural groups in architectural terms.

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