Form, Function and Meaning
By (author) Robert Hillenbrand
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Islamic Architecture by Robert Hillenbrand
Book DescriptionWinner 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 plans Available 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 This new paperback edition includes a previously unpublished index, designed to make the book more user-friendly.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780748604791
(246mm x 189mm x 50mm)
Imprint: Edinburgh University Press
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publish Date: 4-Nov-1994
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Robert Hillenbrand
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This impressive book, which assembles contributions by some of the world's most eminent historians, art historians and other scholars of the Iranian world, explores the history of the country through the prism of Persian literature, art and culture.
Islamic Architecture, Paperback (October 2000)
A comprehensive and authoritative survey of Islamic Architecture from the world's leading expert.
Islamic Art and Architecture, Paperback (January 1999)» View all books by Robert Hillenbrand
Covering a thousand years of history and an area stretching from the Atlantic to the borders of India and China, this is a guide to the arts of Islam. A glossary of Islamic terms, a timeline and maps seek to unravel the complex history of the Islamic dynasties and their artistic achievements.
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Author Biography - Robert Hillenbrand
Professor Robert Hillenbrand is Professor of Islamic Art at the University of Edinburgh
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