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The Resource Cosmology and architecture in premodern Islam : an architectural reading of mystical ideas, Samer Akkach

Cosmology and architecture in premodern Islam : an architectural reading of mystical ideas, Samer Akkach

Label
Cosmology and architecture in premodern Islam : an architectural reading of mystical ideas
Title
Cosmology and architecture in premodern Islam
Title remainder
an architectural reading of mystical ideas
Statement of responsibility
Samer Akkach
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This interdisciplinary study reveals connections between architecture, cosmology, and mysticism. Samer Akkach demonstrates how space ordering in premodern Islamic architecture reflects the transcendental and the sublime. The book features many new translations, a number from unpublished sources, and several illustrations." "Referencing a wide range of mystical texts, and with a special focus on the works of the great Sufi master Ibn 'Arabi, Akkach introduces a notion of spatial sensibility that is shaped by religious conceptions of time and space. Religious beliefs about the cosmos, geography, the human body, and constructed forms are all underpinned by a consistent spatial sensibility anchored in medieval geocentrism. Within this geometrically defined and ordered universe, nothing stands in isolation or ambiguity; everything is interrelated and carefully positioned in an intricate hierarchy. Through detailed mapping of this intricate order, the book shows the significance of this mode of seeing the world for those who lived in the premodern Islamic era and how cosmological ideas became manifest in the buildings and spaces of their everyday lives. This is a highly original work that provides important insights on Islamic aesthetics and culture, on the history of architecture, and on the relationship of art and religion, creativity and spirituality."--BOOK JACKET
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Akkach, Samer
Dewey number
726/.2/01
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BP182.5
LC item number
.A34 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
SUNY series in Islam
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Islamic art and symbolism
  • Symbolism in architecture
  • Islamic architecture
  • Islamic cosmology
  • Sufism
Label
Cosmology and architecture in premodern Islam : an architectural reading of mystical ideas, Samer Akkach
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-253) 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
Ch. 1. Discursive order -- Ch. 2. Metaphysical order -- Ch. 3. Cosmic order -- Ch. 4. Architectural order -- Afterword : architecture and cosmic habitat
Control code
55671587
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxv, 262 pages
Isbn
9780791464113
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2004014267
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Cosmology and architecture in premodern Islam : an architectural reading of mystical ideas, Samer Akkach
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-253) 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
Ch. 1. Discursive order -- Ch. 2. Metaphysical order -- Ch. 3. Cosmic order -- Ch. 4. Architectural order -- Afterword : architecture and cosmic habitat
Control code
55671587
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxv, 262 pages
Isbn
9780791464113
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2004014267
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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