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The following sources are recommended by a professor whose research specialty is Islamic art and architecture.


Six Superlative Sources

· Grabar, O. The Formation of Islamic Art, Yale University Press, 1973.

· Grabar, O. The Art and Architecture of Islam 650-1250, Yale University Press, 1987.

· Blair, S. and Bloom, J. The Art and Architecture of Islam 1250-1800, Yale University Press, 1994.

· Hillenbrand, R. Islamic Art and Architecture, Thames and Hudson, 1999.

· Danby, M. Moorish Style, Phaidon, 1995.

· Damluji, S. The Architecture of the Prophet's Holy Mosque, Hazar Publishing Company, 1994.

Other Excellent Sources

· Kahera, A. Deconstructing the American Mosque: Space, Gender and Aesthetics, University of Texas Press, 2002.

· Kahera, A. "Image, Text and Form: Complexities of Aesthetics in an American Masjid," Studies in Contemporary Islam I (1999) 2:73-84

· Clevenot, D. Splendors of Islam: Architecture, Decoration and Design, The Vendome Press, 2000.

· Holod, R. and Hassan-Uddin Khan. The Mosque and the Modern World, Thames and Hudson, 1997.

· Grabar, Oleg. The Meditation of Ornament, Princeton University Press, 1992.

· Grabar, Oleg and Said Nuseibeh. The Dome of the Rock, Thames and Hudson, 1996.

· Nasr, Seyyed Hossein. Islamic Art and Spirituality, State University of New York Press, 1987.

· Pacard, André (trans. Mary Guggenheim). Traditional Islamic Craft in Moroccan Architecture, 2 vols, edition Atelier 74, 1979.

· Mitchell, George (ed.). Architecture of the Islamic World, Thames and Hudson, 1995.

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