Edinburgh University Press
Explores the Ka'ba as it has been conceptualised, represented and used by Muslims from the earliest period of Islam onwards.
Superbly illustrated with photographs by acclaimed photographer Edwin Smith, along with a selection of contemporary images and a preface by Colin McLean, this book is a classic work of economic and social history, and a fascinating account of the shaping of one of the most beautiful cities in the world.
At last - here is a single volume authoritative history of Scottish architecture.
This new illustrated paperback edition examines the Scottish country house in all its guises.
A comprehensive and authoritative survey of Islamic Architecture from the world's leading expert.
Focuses on architectural inscriptions throughout the Muslim world, some going back to the Middle Ages, others dating from our own lifetime. This book features 28 case studies that explain different aspects and contexts of calligraphy in Islamic architecture. It covers North Africa, the Middle East, South Asia, China and Spain.
From early Islam to the modern world, and from Iran, Egypt, Turkey and India to West and East Africa, the Yemen and Southeast Asia, this richly illustrated book is a sweeping tour of the minaret's position as the symbol of Islam.