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Figure 1: Socio-spatial form of historic Algiers (Casbah) showing its general responsiveness to the needs of the community. Source: Saoud 1997.
Introduction to the Islamic CityLEARN MORE
Islam is seen by many scholars as an urban religion, which...
Figure 1: Horseshoe arches in the Umayyad Mosque in Damascus (northern arcade of the courtyard and the Minaret of the Bride). (Source).
The Arch That Never SleepsLEARN MORE
Perhaps no culture mastered the design and use of the arch...
Figure 1: The Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem is a key example of Islamic architecture. (Source).
Introduction to Islamic ArchitectureLEARN MORE
Islamic architecture encompasses a wide range of both...
Figure 1: Detail of a floral decoration in the Dome of the Rock Mosque.
Introduction to Islamic ArtLEARN MORE
One area where the genius of the Muslim civilisation has...