Allibhai, Shiraz (ed). 2004. Islamic Architecture: A Debate in Seven Parts
This paper is a highly selective compilation of essays intended to give the reader a sense of the important debates and arguments that have sought to define the greatest legacy of Muslim civilisations: its art and architecture. The selections are taken directly from the original essays and arranged to highlight seven themes: A Crisis of Culture; What is 'Islamic' About Architecture?; Confronting Modernity; Critiques and Commentary;The Aga Khan Award for Architecture; A Search for Meaning; and Impact and Insights.
The essays were presented in a number of publications as part of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture International Seminar Series.These seminars examine the trends and implications of architectural transformations in the Islamic world. Designed to address developments in the built environments of Muslims, they bring together government officials, architects, academics, planners, social scientists, designers, and architectural writers.