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Architecture -- Islamic -- History and Theory

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


Six Superlative Sources

· Fathy, H. Architecture for the Poor, The University of Chicago Press, 1973.

· Prussin, L. Hatumere: Islamic Design in West Africa, UC Press, 1974.

· Norberg-Schulz, C. Existence, Space and Architecture, Prager Publishers, 1971.

· Norberg-Schulz, C. The Concept of Dwelling, Rizzoli, 1985.

· Eaton, R. Down to Earth, Thames and Hudson, 1981.

· Sebag, P. The Great Mosque of Kairouan, Macmillan, 1965.

Other Excellent Sources

· Kahera, A. "Building, Aesthetics and Technology," Journal of the International Association for the Study of Traditional Environments (IASTE), vol. 108, December 1998.

· Le Tournea, R. Fez in the Age of the Marinides, University of Oklahoma Press, 1961.

· Lawless, R. and Gerald Blake. Tlemcen: Continuity and Change in an Algerian Islamic Town, Bowker, 1976.

· Kahera, A. "The ENPPI Building, Cairo, Egypt," Mimar: Architecture in Development, issue no. 38 (1991), 68-76.

· Kahera, A. The Architecture of the West African Mosque: An Exegesis on the Hausa and Fulani Models, M.Arch. Dissertation, MIT, 1987.

· Kahera, A., and Omar Benmira. "Damages in Islamic Law: Magribi Muftis and Their Fatwas--9th to 15th Century, CE," Journal of Islamic Law and Society, vol. 5:2 (1998), 131-64.

· Kahera, A. Building, Dwelling and Reasoning: A Discourse on Maliki Law and the Ordering of Habitat in the Medieval Maghrib, 1400-1600. University Microfilms, AAT 9808389, 1997.

· Behrens-AbouSeif, D. Beauty in Arabic Culture, Marcus Weiner Publications, 1999.

· Schwaller de Lubicz, R. The Temple in Man, Inner Traditions International, 1977.

· Mackenzie, L. Non-Western Art, Prentice Hall, 1995.

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