Calligraphy and Architecture in the Muslim World by Mohammad GharipourCalligraphy and Architecture in the Muslim World by Mohammad Gharipour

Calligraphy and Architecture in the Muslim World

byMohammad Gharipour, Irvin Cemil Schick

Hardcover | March 14, 2014

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From Spain to China, Islamic architecture and calligraphy are inexorably intertwined. Mosques, dervish lodges, mausolea, libraries, even baths and market places bear masterpieces of calligraphy that rival the most refined of books and scrolls. This major reference work focuses onarchitectural inscriptions through the Muslim world, some going back to the Middle Ages, others dating from our own lifetime. What were the purposes of these inscriptions? How do they infuse buildings with culturally specific meanings, sacred or profane? What do they add to architectural design? What sorts of materials were used, and how do they interact with light and space? Who were their patrons, and what do we knowabout the artists who produced them? Find out with this exciting new collection edited by a stellar cast of international contributors.
Mohammad Gharipour is Assistant Professor in the School of Architecture and Planning at Morgan State University. at the Morgan State University. Irvin Cemil Schick is Assistant Professor in Cultural Studies at Istanbul Sehir University.
Title:Calligraphy and Architecture in the Muslim WorldFormat:HardcoverDimensions:592 pages, 9.6 × 7 × 0.98 inPublished:March 14, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0748669221

ISBN - 13:9780748669226