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The Resource Ibn Tulun : his lost city and great mosque, Tarek Swelim ; with photographs by Matjaž Kačičnik and 3D renderings, hand drawings, plans, and maps by ARCHiNOS Architecture, Cairo

Ibn Tulun : his lost city and great mosque, Tarek Swelim ; with photographs by Matjaž Kačičnik and 3D renderings, hand drawings, plans, and maps by ARCHiNOS Architecture, Cairo

Label
Ibn Tulun : his lost city and great mosque
Title
Ibn Tulun
Title remainder
his lost city and great mosque
Statement of responsibility
Tarek Swelim ; with photographs by Matjaž Kačičnik and 3D renderings, hand drawings, plans, and maps by ARCHiNOS Architecture, Cairo
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Ahmad ibn Tulun (835-84), the son of a Turkic slave in the Abbasid court of Baghdad, became the founder of the first independent state in Egypt since antiquity, and builder of Egypt's short-lived third capital of the Islamic era, al-Qata'i' and its great congregational mosque. After recounting the story of Ibn Tulun and his successors, architectural historian Tarek Swelim presents a topographic survey of al-Qata'i', a city lost since its complete destruction in 905. He then provides a detailed architectural analysis of the Mosque of Ibn Tulun, which was spared the destruction and is now the oldest surviving mosque in Egypt and Africa, from the time of its completion until today. Rare archival illustrations and early photographs document the changing appearance and uses of the mosque in modern times, while extraordinary 3D computer renderings take us back in time to recreate its architectural development through its early centuries. Plans, drawings, and maps complement the history, while striking modern color photographs showcase the elegant simplicity of the building's architecture and decoration. This definitive and generously illustrated book will appeal to scholars and students of Islamic art history, as well as to anyone interested in or inspired by the beauty of early mosque architecture."--Publisher's website
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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Swelim, Tarek
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plans
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Kačičnik, Matjaž
  • ARCHiNOS
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Aḥmad ibn Ṭūlūn
  • Aḥmad ibn Ṭūlūn
  • Aḥmad ibn Ṭūlūn
  • Jāmiʻ Ibn Ṭūlūn (Cairo, Egypt)
  • Jāmiʻ Ibn Ṭūlūn (Cairo, Egypt)
  • Mosques
  • Islamic architecture
  • Mosques
  • Islamic architecture
  • Egypt
  • Egypt
Label
Ibn Tulun : his lost city and great mosque, Tarek Swelim ; with photographs by Matjaž Kačičnik and 3D renderings, hand drawings, plans, and maps by ARCHiNOS Architecture, Cairo
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-300) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ahmad Ibn Tulun and his city. The sources -- Ahmad Ibn Tulun and his successors -- The lost city of al-Qata'i' -- The mosque of Ibn Tulun : history and architecture. The present-day mosque -- The Tulunid period -- The Ikhshidid and Fatimid periods -- The Ayyubid period -- The Mamluk period -- The Ottoman period -- The Muhammad 'Ali period -- The presidential era -- The legacy of Ibn Tulun
Control code
893455408
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xv, 305 pages
Isbn
9789774166914
Lccn
2015510841
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), color maps, color plans
System control number
(OCoLC)893455408
Label
Ibn Tulun : his lost city and great mosque, Tarek Swelim ; with photographs by Matjaž Kačičnik and 3D renderings, hand drawings, plans, and maps by ARCHiNOS Architecture, Cairo
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-300) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ahmad Ibn Tulun and his city. The sources -- Ahmad Ibn Tulun and his successors -- The lost city of al-Qata'i' -- The mosque of Ibn Tulun : history and architecture. The present-day mosque -- The Tulunid period -- The Ikhshidid and Fatimid periods -- The Ayyubid period -- The Mamluk period -- The Ottoman period -- The Muhammad 'Ali period -- The presidential era -- The legacy of Ibn Tulun
Control code
893455408
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xv, 305 pages
Isbn
9789774166914
Lccn
2015510841
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), color maps, color plans
System control number
(OCoLC)893455408

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