The Resource Design criteria for mosques and Islamic centres : art, architecture and worship, Akel Kahera, Latif Abdulmalik, Craig Anz, (electronic resource)

Design criteria for mosques and Islamic centres : art, architecture and worship, Akel Kahera, Latif Abdulmalik, Craig Anz, (electronic resource)

Label
Design criteria for mosques and Islamic centres : art, architecture and worship
Title
Design criteria for mosques and Islamic centres
Title remainder
art, architecture and worship
Statement of responsibility
Akel Kahera, Latif Abdulmalik, Craig Anz
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The design principles necessary to create functional and dynamic contemporary mosques can be hard to grasp for those unfamiliar with the Islamic faith. 'Design Criteria for Mosques and Islamic Centers' provides an easy-to-use and practical set of guidelines for mosque design, illustrated with 300 line drawings. Case studies of urban mosques in New York, Washington, Boston, and London and Birmingham amongst others, demonstrate how mosques and Islamic centers have evolved to integrate into the urban scenario. The book also compares tenets from Western and Eastern religious and secular philosophies and discusses their relation to architectural creation, place-making, meaning, and identity. The book shows how mosques fulfill multiple faith-based and social roles through their design; it provides a wide-ranging, basic understanding of Islamic liturgical conventions and secular functions to enable architects, designers, and community advocates to work with confidence. 'Design Criteria for Mosques and Islamic Centers' is the first dedicated design guide for mosques and Islamic centers available. . Features case studies from the USA, UK, and Europe . Explains fundamental principles to make it easy to create viable design solutions for these exacting buildings that fulfi ll a range of social and religious roles. * First dedicated design guide for Mosques and Islamic centres available * Features case studies from the USA, UK and Europe * Explains fundamental principles to make it easy to create viable design solutions for these exacting buildings that fulfil a range of social and religious roles
Cataloging source
OPELS
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plans
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Design criteria for mosques and Islamic centres : art, architecture and worship, Akel Kahera, Latif Abdulmalik, Craig Anz, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/book/9780750667968
Publication
Alternative Format
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Foreword -- Chapter One: Interpreting Precedents; The Urban Mosque: Case Studies -- Chapter Two: Site Planning -- Chapter Three: Regulating Geometries -- Chapter Four: Enclosure and Architectural Configuration -- Chapter Five: A Word About Ornament -- Index -- Appendix -- Glossary of Terms
Control code
ocn460107855
Dimensions
28 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xi, 93 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780750667968
Other physical details
ill., maps, plans
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
114691:114785
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o460107855
  • (OCoLC)460107855

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