Islamic Architecture: Form, Function and Meaning
Edinburgh University Press, 1994 - 645 páginas
Winner of the American Publishers Association's Award for an outstanding Professional and Scholarly title and the Alice Davis Hitchcock Medallion 1996 from the Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain.In a dazzling display of erudition, Robert Hillenbrand surveys the major building-types of the Islamic World: religious architecture (the mosque, the minaret, the madrasa), the mausoleum ‘between Heaven and Earth’, and the caravansarai and the palace representing the secular side.All the building-types are discussed in art-historical terms, with the interplay of form and function taken as the underlying theme of the analysis. All are comprehensively illustrated with a full range of colour and black-and-white photographs, analytical drawings, thumbnail comparative assemblies and ground plans.This major reference work, covering from Spain to Afghanistan and c. 700 to c. 1700, is a source of fascination for all seeking to appreciate the rich heritage of the Islamic World. Recurrent themes and patterns take on a wider significance - a persistent reminder that the Islamic faith and the particular type of society which it engendered makes light of vast gulfs of time and space.Features:*24 colour plates*300 black-and-white photographs*1246 line drawings*Section of composite drawings and ground plansAvailable in Hardback (originally published in 1994) and a revised paperback edition published in 2000.This new paperback edition includes a previously unpublished index, designed to make the book more user-friendly.
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Such symmetry reigns only intermittently; it is most effective in the central section,
which occupies some two-thirds of the ensemble. For that reason it will take pride
of place in this account. The central ceremonial complex is flanked by four ...
Tirmidh The other early medieval Central Asian palace to 7 103, 7.106 survive is
in Tirmidh (Termez) on the Oxus. Built in the 11th century and restored at some
time before 523/1129-30 in the reign of the Ghaznavid sultan Bahramshah, it too
emphasis on serried blind arches of varied dimensions as a means of articulation
, and by the side rooms which flank the domed central hall. This, with its three
fountains along the northwest/south-east axis, mosaics and muqarnas work, ...
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Evidence of the growing interest in Islamic art is the almost simultaneous appearance of Sheila S. Blair and Jonathan M. Bloom's Art and Architecture of Islam, 1250-1800 (LJ 1/95) and Hillenbrand's ... Ler crítica na íntegra
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