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Modern Mosque Architecture. Origins Modern Mosque Architecture. Origins
Modern Mosque Architecture. Origins Modern Mosque Architecture. Origins

Sh. Shukurov

Modern Mosque Architecture. Origins

Progress-Tradicziya

Moskva, 2014, 231 pages

ISBN: 978-5-89826-412-3

The book deals with the formation of modern mosque architecture, the best specimens of which contradict with classical Arab and Iranian type. Mosque is initially aimed at transformation of its form and its interior. At present time, for example, architects from Islamic states speak about the possibility to do without mihrab and minaret. So this work is devoted to the problem of interaction of tradition and innovations, past, present and future of mosque architectural image.
The leading architects of the XXth cent. presented a new concept of temples architecture based on modern realities. Thus, the layout of contemporary mosque originated from international architecture, mainly the Western one. Moreover, the renewal of Mecca and Medina architecture is being accomplished with the help of the leading Western experts.

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