Mosques: Splendors of Islam
One of the most authoritative celebrations of mosque architecture and Islamic design, lavishly illustrated throughout.
This visually striking volume illustrates over 60 of the most venerated mosques across the globe and from Islam’s great dynasties – the Umayyads, the Abbasids, the Mamluks, the Ottomans, the Safavids, and the Mughals. Historic monuments such as the Great Mosque of Cordoba and Istanbul’s Süleymaniye Mosque feature alongside contemporary designs like the Sancaklar Mosque.
Prominent architecture and design authorities have supplied insightful essays throughout the volume, including professors from The Courtauld Institute of Art; University of California; Massachusetts Institute of Technology Libraries; and Harvard University. Original and archive photography illustrates the exteriors and interiors of the featured mosques, while images of adjacent gardens and fountains demonstrate the grace of these sanctuaries and their connection to nature. Stunning mosque calligraphy and tilework, as well as furnishings and illumination, help to create a book that is informative, historically pertinent and visually stunning.
Published by Rizzoli
315 mm x 267 mm