Despite growing interest in Islamic architecture, introductions to the subject which go beyond the superficial are scarce. Employing a broad historical narrative, The Story of Islamic Architecture introduces the religious, social, and political influences that have shaped the Islamic architectural form, while revealing an architectural splendor unfamiliar to most Western readers.
Painter and educator Richard Yeomans interweaves historical fact with precisely detailed descriptions to trace the genesis and flowering of Islamic architecture in the various Muslim regions of the world including Spain, the Maghreb, Egypt, Syria, Turkey, Persia, and Central Asia, ending at the farthest point East in India. The volume includes a brief introduction to Islam and to the theological attitudes which determine the form and function of its art and architecture.
The Story of Islamic Architecture is fully illustrated with over 200 striking color photographs, and includes a comprehensive glossary of architectural terms. Yeomans' flowing, clear, and engaging narrative captures not only the shapes and colors of this architecture, but even the sounds of activities that take place in the space defined by it.
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RICHARD YEOMANS is Coordinator for Art and Design at the Institute of Education, University of Warwick.
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Book Description Hardcover Jan 01, 1999. Book Condition: Used: Very Good. Hardback, large format glossy book. The dust jacket has minor rub wear, small 1 cm tear to back corner and some scuffing or light scratching to the back cover.Pages clean and tidy and close to as new. The Story of Islamic Architecture in a large format, glossy hardback edition. Bookseller Inventory # D-52-267684
Book Description Garnet Publishing, London, 1999. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. First Edition. Jacket has moderate general wear with some minor bumping to top edge. No tears. Book very clean. Binding tight. 240pp Size: 245mm x 320mm. Bookseller Inventory # 012037
Book Description Reading: Garnet Publishing, 1999, Reading, 1999. Hard Cover. Book Condition: As New. Dust Jacket Condition: As New. 240pp. with over 200 colour illustrations. Study reveals an architectural splendour that despite its diversity has coherence and continuity. An ideal introduction to an architectural form distinguished by its magnificent colours and unique decorative detail. Bookseller Inventory # 002269
Book Description Garnet, Reading, UK, 1999. Book Condition: VG/VG+. 1st Eng. folio. 240pp. NO INTERNATIONAL OR PRIORITY. Front end paper shows split in gutter. (badly laid, reglued?) Still solid. 1/4" tear to DJ. Bookseller Inventory # MAIN000056I
Book Description EDITEUR INCONNU, 1999. Broché. Ouvrage Neuf Les bases religieuses des formes et fonctions de l architecture islamique typologie régionale et dynastique.** Ouvrage en anglais **Un vol.rel jaq.coul 33x25cm 240pp. ill.coul Glossaire biblio. IndexExposition : 0x0mm 2020g. Ouvrage Neuf. Bookseller Inventory # 9781859641088