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Islamic Architecture on the Move

Motion and Modernity

Even a casual observer can spy traces of Islamic architecture and design on buildings all over the world, a reminder that artistic traditions and visual culture have never been limited to their region or country of origin, but rather are highly diffusible.
            This book brings together scholars from architectural studies, design, art history, and other fields to challenge and expand concepts of Islamic architecture. Ranging from eighteenth-century Ottoman tents to manifestations of Islamic motifs in 1960s Hawaii, this richly illustrated volume raises key questions about Islamic architecture, and, more broadly, about how we can rethink our understanding of material, artistic, and cultural mobility in the modern world.

272 pages | 136 color plates | 7 x 9 | © 2016

Architecture: Middle Eastern, African, and Asian Architecture

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Islamic Architecture on the Move
                Christiane Gruber
Chapter 2: Karbala in Lucknow: An Itinerary of Architectural Mobility
                Elise Kamleh and Katherine Bartsch
Chapter 3: The Mobile Matrix: The Hijaz Railway as Ritual Space and Generator of Space
                David Simonowitz
Chapter 4: Fabricating a New Image: Imperial Tents in the Late Ottoman Period
                Ashley Dimmig
Chapter 5: Mobility and Ambivalences: Negotiating Architectural Identities during Khedive Ismail’s Reign (1863–79)
                Marwa M. El-Ashmouni
Chapter 6: ‘In the Absence of Originals’: Replicating the Tilework of Safavid Isfahan for South Kensington
                Moya Carey
Chapter 7: Relocating to Hawai’i: Dwelling with Islamic Art at Doris Duke’s Shangri La
                Olga Bush
Chapter 8: The Urban Fabric of Cairo: Khayamiya and the Suradeq
                Sam Bowker
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