This is the first of two volumes to consider in detail the architecture of Islam, from Spain to India, from the 7th century to the present day. Hillenbrand's particular interests are Iranian buildings from the Saljuq period (11th to 12th centuries) and the Umayyad monuments in the Levant (660-750 AD). This volume considers the architecture of Cordoba in Spain, Syria, Pakistan and Britain and America and includes Islamic and Oriental art. The second volume, predominantly concerned with Iran, will be published in the autumn of 2001.
Arts-Photography, Architecture, History,