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- DescriptionThis book is a study of Dutch mosque designs, objects of heated public debate. Until w, studies of diaspora mosque designs have largely consisted of rmative architectural critiques that reject the ubiquitous 'domes and minarets' as hampering further Islamic-architectural evolution. The Architectural Representation of Islam: Muslim-Commissioned Mosque Design in The Netherlands represents a clear break with the architectural critical narrative, and meticulously analyzes twelve design processes for Dutch mosques. It shows that patrons, by consciously selecting, steering and replacing their architects, have much more influence on their mosques than has been generally assumed. Through the careful transformation of specific building elements from Islamic architectural history to a new context, they literally aim to 'construct' the ultimate Islam. Their designs thus evolve t in opposition to Dutch society, but to those versions of Islam that they hold to be false.
- Author BiographyEric Roose is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Amsterdam School for Social Science Research (ASSR) of the University of Amsterdam.
- Author(s)Eric Roose
- PublisherAmsterdam University Press
- Date of Publication08/04/2009
- SubjectNon-Christian Religions
- Series TitleISIM Dissertations
- Place of PublicationAmsterdam
- Country of PublicationNetherlands
- ImprintAmsterdam University Press
- Content NoteIllustrations (some col.)
- Weight748 g
- Width156 mm
- Height234 mm
- Spine21 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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