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Author Meinecke, Michael, author

Title Patterns of stylistic changes in Islamic architecture : local traditions versus migrating artists / Michael Meinecke

Published New York : New York University Press, [1996]
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Description 1 online resource : illustrations, maps
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Series Hagop Kevorkian series on Near Eastern art and civilization
Hagop Kevorkian series on Near Eastern art and civilization.
Contents Preface / Jill N. Claster -- Foreword / Priscilla P. Soucek -- 1. Forced Labor in Early Islamic Architecture: The Case of ar-Raqqa/ar-Rafiqa on the Euphrates -- 2. Busra: From the Provincia Arabia to the Darb al-Hajj -- 3. Hasankeyf/Hisn Kaifa on the Tigris: A Regional Center on the Crossroad of Foreign Influences -- 4. Mamluk Architecture and the Ottoman Empire: The Formation of New Architectural Styles
Summary "Drawing upon a lifetime's knowledge, Patterns of Stylistic Change in Islamic Architecture presents Michael Meinecke's unique view of the evolution and development of Islamic architecture. Departing from conventional method which groups buildings and monuments according to dynasties and defines national characteristics based on the ethnic origins of Arabic, Persian, or Turkish patrons, Meinecke emphasizes the similarities which resulted from interrelations among neighboring or far-away areas. He argues that transformations in the development of Islamic architecture can be explained by the movements of skilled craftsmen who traveled extensively in their search for challenging work, allowing for their influence to be felt across a broad region. Meinecke's unique approach to Islamic architecture will no doubt inspire others to emulate his approach in studying other regions or areas. Few, however, will be able to attain the consummate mastery of the subject which enlivens these essays"--Publisher description
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Islamic architecture.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780814763193 (electronic bk.)
0814763197 (electronic bk.)