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K. A. C. Creswell and His Legacy
Editor: Grabar
Muqarnas: An Annual on the Visual Cultures of the Islamic World is sponsored by The Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture at Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

In Muqarnas articles are published on all aspects of Islamic visual culture, historical and contemporary, as well as articles dealing with unpublished textual primary sources.
In: Muqarnas Online
Author: Anna Contadini

told over the centuries by authors dealing with the unicorn, what is particularly puzzling is that there is no earlier source, as far as I have ascertained, for Urreta’s “naturalistic ” version of it. 42 In any case, it can hardly be fortuitous that the East African—or more precisely Ethiopian

In: Muqarnas Online

tombstones produced at Cambay for Gujarati elites such as al-Kazaruni were exported around the Indian Ocean rim to Arabia, the Gulf, and East Africa, and even appeared as far east as Java. 15 While the pattern of constructing imperially sponsored mosques was repeated as the Delhi sultanate expanded

In: Muqarnas Online
Author: Rana Habibi

the conference: Modern architecture in East Africa around Independence-Dar AL Salaam (2005), 141–148. 6 Homi K. Bhabha, The Location of Culture (New York: Routledge, 1994), 37. 7 Abbas Milani, Lost Wisdom: Rethinking Modernity in Iran (Odenton: Mage Publisher, 2004), 26. 8 The

In: Modern Middle-Class Housing in Tehran
This edited volume follows the panel “Earth in Islamic Architecture” organised for the World Congress for Middle Eastern Studies (WOCMES) in Ankara, on the 19th of August 2014. Earthen architecture is well-known among archaeologists and anthropologists whose work extends from Central Asia to Spain, including Africa. However, little collective attention has been paid to earthen architecture within Muslim cultures. This book endeavours to share knowledge and methods of different disciplines such as history, anthropology, archaeology and architecture. Its objective is to establish a link between historical and archaeological studies given that Muslim cultures cannot be dissociated from social history.

Contributors: Marinella Arena; Mounia Chekhab-Abudaya; Christian Darles; François-Xavier Fauvelle; Elizabeth Golden; Moritz Kinzel; Rolando Melo da Rosa; Atri Hatef Naiemi; Bertrand Poissonnier; Stéphane Pradines; Paola Raffa and Paul D. Wordsworth.

most in demand at medieval Kugha, are all compelling illustrations. The general assumption is that East African cowries are of the M. annulus species and that these only reached West Africa relatively late. For instance, in Ghana, York (1972) – a thorough, albeit very brief, Africanist treatment of

In: Two Thousand Years in Dendi, Northern Benin
Author: James Redman

silversmiths must have gone with their families to East Africa and remained there.” 20 Unfortunately, what is missing from this statement is an acknowledgement of the interactions between Omani and African aesthetics in Zanzibar, or the very real possibility that inspirations from East Africa streamed

In: All Things Arabia

bicolor . Through all time periods the representation of sorghum is similar with an average of 6% in every period. Sorghum did not originate in West Africa but arrived from East Africa. Its origin is still controversial. Genetic studies provide evidence of an African centre of domestication. For a long

In: Two Thousand Years in Dendi, Northern Benin

into decay, as is the case in the Egyptian oasis of Kharga. 23 In emerging countries, in the Middle East, Africa and Asia, no attention is given to earthen architecture. Despite a worthy attempt by Hassan Fathy, even Egypt does not protect its earthen architecture, as is the case in many oases like

In: Earthen Architecture in Muslim Cultures