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Architecture of Isfahan
- Beautiful photography enhances this tour around the Iranian city notable for the Grand Mosque and other buildings around the Great Square, a World Heritage site. By Thomas Rochford of Anglia Polytechnic University.
Early Islamic Tiles
- An on-line exhibition of 14th-17th century decorative tiles collected in 1880-86 by Lockwood de Forest. Scholarly comments by Anthony Slayter-Ralph. Biography of de Forest.
- Images and information on outstanding mosques and other examples of monumental Islamic architecture in Spain, the Middle East, India and North Africa, from Great Buildings Online.
Islamic Architecture at the MIT Rotch Library
- Textual and visual resources on Islamic architecture around the world. Includes a collection of images from the Aga Khan Visual Archives.
Islamic Architecture: An Appreciation
- Sakar Datoo explains the development of Islamic architecture, with references. Part of Ismaili Web.
Islamic Art Network
- The Thesaurus Islamicus Foundation provides material on Islamic art and architecture including photographs of Islamic monuments in Cairo.
Religious Architecture and Islamic Cultures
- Overview of a course at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology by Prof. Nasser Rabbat. Illustrated outline history of Islamic architecture.
Wonders of Az-Zahra and other Andalusian Palaces
- Essay by Dr. A. Zahoor on the extravagant pleasure palaces built in the 10th century by Islamic potentates in Spain.
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