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    The Story of Islamic Architecture (Hardback) By (author) Richard Yeomans


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    DescriptionDespite growing interest in Islamic architecture, introductions to the subject which go beyond the superficial are scarce. Employing a broad historical narrative, The Story of Islamic Architecture introduces the religious, social, and political influences that have shaped the Islamic architectural form, while revealing an architectural splendor unfamiliar to most Western readers.Painter and educator Richard Yeomans interweaves historical fact with precisely detailed descriptions to trace the genesis and flowering of Islamic architecture in the various Muslim regions of the world including Spain, the Maghreb, Egypt, Syria, Turkey, Persia, and Central Asia, ending at the farthest point East in India. The volume includes a brief introduction to Islam and to the theological attitudes which determine the form and function of its art and architecture.The Story of Islamic Architecture is fully illustrated with over 200 striking color photographs, and includes a comprehensive glossary of architectural terms. Yeomans' flowing, clear, and engaging narrative captures not only the shapes and colors of this architecture, but even the sounds of activities that take place in the space defined by it.

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    The Story of Islamic Architecture
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Richard Yeomans
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 252
    Width: 248 mm
    Height: 328 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 1,866 g
    ISBN 13: 9780814796948
    ISBN 10: 081479694X

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ARC
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.5
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: JFSR2, AM
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET135
    Ingram Theme: CULT/MIDEST
    B&T General Subject: 130
    Ingram Subject Code: AR
    Libri: I-AR
    BISAC V2.8: ART000000
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 35
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15850
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: ARC005000, ARC001000, ARC004000
    LC subject heading: ,
    B&T Approval Code: A05092000
    DC21: 720.917671
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 720.917671, 720/.917/671
    LC classification: NA380 .Y46 2000
    Thema V1.0: AM, JBSR
    Illustrations note
    200 colour plates, 22 plans and elevations, glossary
    New York University Press
    Imprint name
    New York University Press
    Publication date
    01 November 2000
    Publication City/Country
    New York