Sherban Cantacuzino, "Architecture in Continuity: Building in the Islamic World Today"
Aperture | November 1, 1985 | English | ISBN: 0893811874 | 192 pages | PDF | 100 Mb
Architecture in Continuity celebrates recent projects throughout the Islamic world that most successfully preserve indigenous forms while providing for the future. It honors the insight, imagination, and skill that brought these projects into physical reality. The Aga Khan Awards Foundation's attention to the extraordinary effort required to develop an architecture both practical and spiritual is dramatically reflected in this volume, the second of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture series. In the words of the Foundation, the architects represented here provide environments in which people can "live, work, and practice the precepts of … faith harmoniously and to the fullest."