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THE FUNDAMENTALIST CITY? RELIGIOSITY AND THE REMAKING OF URBAN SPACE, NEZAR AL SAYYAD AND MEJGAN MASSOUMI (EDS), (2011) London and New York: Routledge, 316 pp., 17 b/w illus., ISBN 9780415779364, $53.95 (paper)

MANAH. AN OMANI OASIS, AN ARABIAN LEGACY: ARCHITECTURE AND SOCIAL HISTORY OF AN OMANI SETTLEMENT, S. BANDYOPADHYAY, (2011) Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 300 pp., 200 colour illus., 150 b/w illus., ISBN 9781846311215, $60.00 (cloth)

LIVING IN HISTORIC CAIRO: PAST AND PRESENT IN AN ISLAMIC CITY, FARHAD DAFTARY, ELIZABETH FERNEA AND AZIM NANJI ( EDS), (2010) London: Azimuth Editions in association with the Institute for Ismaili Studies and the University of Washington Press, 300 pp., 120 illus., DVD, ISBN 9781898592280, $60.00 (cloth)

BUILDING IRAN: MODERNISM, ARCHITECTURE, AND NATIONAL HERITAGE UNDER THE PAHLAVIS, TALINN GRIGOR, (2009) New York: Periscope Publishing, 237 pp., 156 colour illus., ISBN 9781934772782, $55.00 (cloth)

HASSAN FATHY AND CONTINUITY IN ISLAMIC ARCHITECTURE: THE BIRTH OF A NEW MODERN, AHMAD HAMID, (2010) Cairo and New York: American University in Cairo Press, 205 pp., 117 illus., 13 colour plates, ISBN 9789774163418, $39.95 (cloth)

THE POETICS AND POLITICS OF PLACE: OOMAN IS TANBUL AND BRITISH ORIENTALISM, ZEYNEP İNANKUR, REINA LEWIS AND MARY OBERTS (EDS), (2011) Istanbul: Pera Museum Publications, 288 pp., 120 colour illus., ISBN 9780295991108, $60.00 (cloth)

THE SAFAVID DYNASIC SHRINE: ARCHITECTURE, RELIGION AND POWER IN EARLY MODERN IRAN, KISHWAR RIZVI, (2011) London: I.B. Tauris, 269 pp., 88 b/w illus., ISBN 9781848853546, $84.00 (cloth)
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Affiliations: 1: Pepperdine University 2: UCL Qatar 3: University of Maryland 4: University of Oklahoma 5: University of Southern California 6: University of Massachusetts Amherst 7: Dalhousie University

Publication date: 17 August 2012

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  • The International Journal of Islamic Architecture (IJIA) is intended for those interested in urban design and planning, architecture, and landscape design in the historic Islamic world, encompassing the Middle East and parts of Africa and Asia, but also the more recent geographies of Islam in its global dimensions. The main emphasis is on detailed analysis of the practical, historical and theoretical aspects of architecture, with a focus on both design and its reception. The journal is also specifically interested in contemporary architecture and urban design in relation to social and cultural history, geography, politics, aesthetics, technology, and conservation. Spanning across cultures and disciplines, IJIA seeks to analyze and explain issues related to the built environment throughout the regions covered. The cross-cultural and interdisciplinary nature of this journal will significantly contribute to the knowledge in this field.

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