Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 1996. Hardcover. VG- (DJ has slight age on flaps and inside; page edges are beginning to tan lightly; text and illus. are nice.). Crimson cloth, gilt letters on spine, copper & color illus. dust jacket, maps on flyleaves, 232 pp., color and BW illus. "Offers a rare account of the great role played by early Islam in defining the 'look' of Jerusalem that remained largely intact until the twentieth century. From about 640 to 1100, Muslims transformed Christian Jerusalem, mainly the area now known as the Haram al-Sharif, both physically and ideologically to embody their new faith. Grabar examines this process, showing how it led to great architectural achievements, including The Dome of the Rock, still perhaps the most vivid image to impress any visitor to Jerusalem. Offering a major photographic record of The Dome's mosaics in color together with its interiors, this book shows in rich detail how Islam articulated itself architecturally, touching on historical and legendary memories and on themes of both religious harmony and Islamic triumph." (dj).
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