Architecture and society: Allah and eternity - mosques, madrasas and tombs; the architecure of power - palaces, citadels and fortifications; trade and travel - markets and caravanserais; architects, craftsmen and builders - materials and techniques; the elements of decoration - surface, pattern and light; vernacular architecture - the house and society. Key moments of Islamic architecture: Arabia; Spain; North Africa and Sicily; Egypt; Syria, Jordan, Israel, Lebanon; Turkey; Iraq; Iran; Central Asia and Afghanistan; Indian subcontinent; West Africa; East Africa; the Far East.
'As good a pictorial introduction to the subject as is available' Apollo
George Michell is an architectural historian specializing in ancient Indian architecture. Among his many publications are The Royal Palaces of India and The Majesty of Mughal Decoration, both published by Thames & Hudson.
'Richly rewarding ... magnificently illustrated' - House & Garden