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Patterns of Stylistic Changes in Islamic Architecture : Local Traditions Versus Migrating Artists - Michael Meinecke

Patterns of Stylistic Changes in Islamic Architecture

Local Traditions Versus Migrating Artists

Hardcover Published: 1st July 1996
ISBN: 9780814754924
Number Of Pages: 184

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Drawing upon a lifetime's knowledge, Patterns of Stylistic Change in Islamic Architecture presents Michael Meinecke's unique view of the evolution and development of Islamic architecture.

Departing from conventional method which groups buildings and monuments according to dynasties and defines national characteristics based on the ethnic origins of Arabic, Persian, or Turkish patrons, Meinecke emphasizes the similarities which resulted from interrelations among neighboring or far-away areas. He argues that transformations in the development of Islamic architecture can be explained by the movements of skilled craftsmen who traveled extensively in their search for challenging work, allowing for their influence to be felt across a broad region.

Meinecke's unique approach to Islamic architecture will no doubt inspire others to emulate his approach in studying other regions or areas. Few, however, will be able to attain the consummate mastery of the subject which enlivens these essays.

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List of Illustrations
Introductionp. 1
Forced Labor in Early Islamic Architecture: The Case of ar-Raqqa/ar-Rafiqa on the Euphratesp. 5
Busra: From the Provincia Arabia to the Darb al-Hajjp. 31
Hasankeyf/Hisn Kaifa on the Tigris: A Regional Center on the Crossroad of Foreign Influencesp. 55
Mamluk Architecture and the Ottoman Empire: The Formation of New Architectural Stylesp. 89
Appendixp. 155
Indexp. 157
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ISBN: 9780814754924
ISBN-10: 0814754929
Series: Hagop Kevorkian Series Ne Art
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 184
Published: 1st July 1996
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.42
Weight (kg): 0.41

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