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The Production of Meaning in Islamic Architecture and Ornament

Yasser Tabbaa


The book presents investigative and interpretive articles on some of the most significant monuments and innovative features of medieval Islamic architecture, ornament, and gardens in Syria and Iraq, with comparative expansions into Anatolia, Egypt, North Africa, and Spain. These monuments, many of which have vanished in recent years, are examined within the context of the political divisions and theological ruptures that characterized the Islamic world between the eleventh and mid thirteenth centuries. Although some of these forms—including muqarnas vaulting, proportioned Qur’anic scripts, and ... More

Keywords: Aleppo, Damascus, Mosul, Baghdad, Sunni Revival, Muqarnas, Gardens, Calligraphy, Epigraphy, Shrines

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9781474482189
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2022 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474482189.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Yasser Tabbaa, author

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Front Matter

Part I Syria

Part II Iraq

Part III Domes

Part IV Writing

Part V Gardens

Part VI Shrines

End Matter