Islamic Architecture: Form, Function, and Meaning

Islamic Architecture Form Function and Meaning Robert Hillenbrand explores the range of public architecture in the Middle East and North Africa from the medieval period to focusing on the relationship between architecture and society Include

  • Title: Islamic Architecture: Form, Function, and Meaning
  • Author: Robert Hillenbrand
  • ISBN: 9780231101325
  • Page: 368
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Islamic Architecture: Form, Function, and Meaning

    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 BuiRobert 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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    1. mahad

      اين كتاب منبع بسيار خوبي براي اينه كه بفهميم واقعن جايگاه معماري ايراني در معماري اسلامي كجاست. معماري اسلامي به چي گفته ميشه. نكته فابل توجه درباره ي كتاب اينه كه نويسنده نه ايرانيه نه مسلمون و هيچ تعلقي به مباحث نداره و همين باعث شده كه مطالبش زور از غرض ورزي و پيش داوري باشه. [...]

    2. Mahshid Parchami

      منبع مطالعاتی برای درس معماری اسلامی دوره کارشناسیم بود البته قسمت هاییش. کتاب مفصل و سنگینیه با توضیحات کامل از ابتدای شکلگیری عناصر معماری اسلامی تا دوره کمال و تعالیش. ترجمه هر چند دقیق ولی ثقیله. مطالعه ش به حوصله و زمان نیاز داره

    3. Hana Al-Maktoum

      * it considered more as a reference ,especially for mosque and Islamic educational buildings (madrassah)* although the book is mostly about two areas, it covers most of the important subjects and elements needed for designing an Islamic building . * the author compares a lot between Islamic and western architecture which i found is written not in an objective way because it reflects his opinion only.* at the end of the book, there are helpful illustrations.

    4. Carolinemawer

      I have used and re-used this book. As a student, that is. So I'm fond of it, even though it's not exactly a snappy read.It's very toned-down from Hillenbrand's entertaining and amazing lectures.Despite the reservations and hedging about in the useful introduction, the problem with the book is surely the exact same problem that the whole concept of 'Islamic architecture' suffers under. It's trying to stuff a whole multi-era zoo of large and very splendid beasts into a single plain brown-paper env [...]

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