The Art of Orientation

An Exploration of the Mosque Through Objects

Edited by Idries Trevathan, Mona AlJalhami, Murdo MacLeod, and Mona Mansour

The Art of Orientation

Edited by Idries Trevathan, Mona AlJalhami, Murdo MacLeod, and Mona Mansour

Distributed for Hirmer Publishers

300 pages | 200 color plates | 9 1/2 x 11 3/4
Cloth $65.00 ISBN: 9783777435930 Published March 2021 For sale in Canada, Mexico, and the USA only

The Art of Orientation celebrates the origins, meanings, and functions of the mosque throughout the world using a careful selection of one hundred and twenty-five artifacts—including intricately designed pulpits, prayer rugs, lamps, and manuscripts. Tracing the evolution of the mosque from the Prophet’s humble mud-brick structure in Medina to the imposing stone assemblies of Cairo and Istanbul, an interdisciplinary group of leading Arab and international authors present a personal, insightful, and accessible survey of Islamic masterpieces past and present.  
 

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