WIT Press

Heritage and Sustainability in the Islamic Built Environment

Edited By: Bashir A. Kazimee, Washington State University, USA

Price

$207.00 (free shipping)

ISBN

978-1-84564-624-0

eISBN

978-1-84564-625-7

Pages

240

Transaction Series

WIT Transactions on State-of-the-art in Science and Engineering

Transaction Volume

55

Published

2012

Format

Hardback

The invited essays in this book provide an up to date review of research into the various aspects of heritage and sustainability in the Islamic Built environments. They analyse the problems that cities in the Islamic world face as they confront the forces of globalization and new development.

Heritage and Sustainability in the Islamic Built Environment embraces a wide array of principles, strategies and precedents that are instrumental to the design of cities and communities in Islamic regions in order to sustain their cultural and environmental vitality. The book’s contributors also provide the background on Islamic societies that is necessary in order to comprehend their rich architectural heritage and urban form.

This richly illustrated book is an important addition to the literature and will be of interest not only to design professionals and students of architecture, but also, given its urbane and jargon-free use of language, could appeal across several disciplines such as urban geography, social sciences, literary studies and more. The book includes over 100 colour photos, as well a black white photos and colour and black and white illustrations.

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