Splendors of IslamBook - 2017
Mosques are among the greatest architectural feats and have a profound beauty: their spiritual purpose adds to their mystery and luster. This visually stunning volume illustrates the development of the basic mosque structural and decorative elements through sixty examples. Essays by prominent architecture and design authorities cover topics such as the iconographic and decorative elements of the mosque, including the calligraphy and tile work that adorn these important sanctuaries, as well as regional architecture styles. .
Publisher: New York : Rizzoli, 2017
Characteristics: 304 pages : color illustrations, plans ; 32 cm