Continuity and Rupture in Islamic Architecture
Author(s)Rabbat, Nasser O.
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This essay addresses the epistemic assumptions undergirding the constitution of Islamic architecture as a scholarly field of study. Critiquing the binary of rupture versus continuity and discovery as knowledge-controlling tools, the essay calls for reorienting the conceptual contours of the study of architecture in general towards inter-cultural, as well as intra-cultural, inquiry.
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Architecture
International Journal of Islamic Architecture
Rabbat, Nasser. "Continuity and Rupture in Islamic Architecture." International Journal of Islamic Architecture 10, 1 (January 2021): 47-55.
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