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1st Edition

Traditional Islamic Principles of Built Environment

ISBN 9780415515061
Published December 1, 2011 by Routledge
208 Pages 73 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

First Published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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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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.