✯ [BOOKS] ⚣ The Story of Islamic Architecture By Richard Yeomans ✼ – Jobs-in-kingston.co.uk Using a broad historical narrative to explain the religious social and political influences that shape the Islamic architectural form The Story of Islamic Architecture reveals an architectural splendo Using a broad historical narrative to explain the of Islamic PDF/EPUB » religious social and political influences The Story PDF or that shape the Islamic architectural form The Story of Islamic Architecture reveals an architectural Story of Islamic eBook ¸ splendour that despite its diversity has coherence and continuity Beginning with a brief description of the Muslim faith the introductory chapters of this book illustrate how religious attitudes determine the form and function of Islamic art and architecture The book then considers the genesis of a distinctly Islamic architecture from the first monuments when the Umayyad Caliphate bringing with it political and mercantile acumen but scarce architectural knowledge was totally dependent on the art craft and building skills of the indigenous population in the countries it had conuered These early monuments illustrate how The Story of Islamic Architecture is one of continuing adaptation change and innovation in response to the complex cultural and racial diversity which constitutes the Muslim nation The book then charts the gradual evolution and eventual emergence of a distinctive Arab identity in ninth century Ira Tunisia and Egypt Interweaving historical fact with precisely detailed descriptions of the monuments Richard Yeomans studies chronologically the development 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 Story of Islamic Architecture is fully illustrated with over photographs plans and elevations and has a comprehensive glossary of architectural terms It is an ideal introduction to an architectural form distinguished by its magnificent colours and uniue decorative ingenuity.
- 240 pages
- The Story of Islamic Architecture
- Richard Yeomans
- 09 October 2014 Richard Yeomans