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Islamic Architecture

Form, Function, and Meaning

By Robert Hillenbrand

About the Book

This is the definitive survey of Islamic architecture. Working from a social, rather than a technical perspective, Hillenbrand shows how the buildings fulfilled their intended functions within the community. Lavishly illustrated.

About the Author

Robert Hillenbrand is professor of Islamic art at the University of Edinburgh.


"Elaborate and extensive... The brilliant dimension of this book is the author's investment in raising issues of intellectual inquiry." -- Howayda Al-Harithy, Journal of the American Academy of Religion