The Dictionary of Islamic Architecture provides the fullest range of artistic, technical, archaeological, cultural and biographical data for the entire geographical and chronological spread of Islamic architecture - from West Africa through the Middle East to Indonesia, and from the seventh to the eighteenth centuries of the Common Era.
Over 500 entries are arranged alphabetically and fully cross-referenced and indexed to permit easy access to the text and to link items of related interest.
Four main categories of subject matter are explored:
* dynastic and regional overviews
* individual site descriptions
* biographical entries
* technical definitions
Over 100 relevant plans, sketch maps, photographs and other illustrations complement and illuminate the entries, and the needs of the reader requiring further information are met by individual entry bibliographies.
""Essential to architecture reference collections..""
""An accessible resource for anyone interested in Islamic or Middle East studies, or who just needs a wide-ranging introduction to this increasingly popular field..""
""Petersen gives us a comprehensive, thorough, and profound treatment of this subject... a book that professional and academic readers will find essential and that general audiences will find interesting and instructive..""
-"Digest of Middle East Studies
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Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 8th April 1999
Dimensions (cm): 24.6 x 18.9 x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.96