Heritage and Sustainability in the Islamic Built Environment
Edited By: Bashir A. Kazimee, Washington State University, USA
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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.
One of the most welcome aspects of this volume is that it pays attention to both cultural and technological sustainability. ..."looking back" at traditional models remains useful for students and practitioners alike. And the understandings that these chapters propose provide a solid framework for analysis...
Traditional Dwellings and Settlements Review, 25.1, September 2013.
...the reader can perceive how practitioners of the preservationist trade are being trained for future projects.
International Journal of Islamic Architecture, Vol. 2, Iss. 2, July 2013.