Traditional Islamic Principles of Built Environment

Traditional Islamic Principles of Built Environment

by Hisham Mortada


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415515061
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 12/01/2011
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.44(d)

About the Author

Hisham Mortada is an educator and a critic in the field of urban planning and architecture, with interest in traditional Muslim cities, socio-cultural changes and currently sustainable living. He received a Masters degree in Architecture from Pennsylvania State University, USA in 1988 and a Ph.D. in Architecture from Edinburgh University, UK in 1992. He currently teaches architecture and urban planning at King Abdul Asiz University, Saudi Arabia.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1. The Tradition of Islam and Its Law 2. The Traditional Islamic Framework: Its Principles and Dimensions 3. The Traditional Islamic Physical Framework: Its Principles and Dimensions 4. Islam and Modernisation: Principles vs. Materials Notes and References Bibliography

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