The Mosque


Since its first publication, this superbly produced
book has become the classic in its field. With contributions
by sixteen eminent scholars, The Mosque traces the history
and development of the mosque since the time of the Prophet
Muhammad, explaining its traditional religious and teaching
role in Muslim society as well as its architectural and
decorative features.

The physical form of the mosque is analysed and illustrated
with plans, elevations and photographs, and its modern role
as a religious and social institution is thoroughly reviewed.

Contemporary mosques worldwide are discussed in a
separate chapter, encompassing both those built by leading
Muslim architects as well as Western architects. Richly
illustrated with material drawn from a wide range of sources,
this book provides comprehensive coverage of the architecture
of the mosque, and serves as an invaluable guide to an
understanding of the mosque's role throughout the world.

Thames & Hudson: London, 1994