Islamic Monument in Cairo

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American Univ in Cairo Press, 2002 - 264 pages
Cairo's Islamic monuments are part of an uninterrupted tradition that spans over a thousand years of building activity. No other Islamic city can equal Cairo's spectacular heritage, nor trace its historical and architectural development with such clarity. The discovery of this historic core, first visually by nineteenth-century western artists then intellectually by twentieth-century Islamic art specialists, now--at the turn of the millennium--awaits the delight of the general visitor. This new edition of a popular and handy guide continues to walk the visitor around two hundred of the city's most interesting Islamic monuments. It also keeps pace with recent developments with updated and revised material. "This book ought to be in the luggage of every visitor to Cairo. Furthermore, once home, lovers and students of Cairo's architecture will find it a convenient and accurate quick reference as well as a cherished sourvenir of many profitable and enjoyable rambles among the monuments of Cairo."--Jonathan M.Bloom, Harvard University, Journal of the American Research Center "Any visitor to Cairo who wants to see the monuments should not be without it."--Bernard O'Kane, The American University in Cairo "Anyone interested in knowing more about Cairo's Islamic architecture should pick up the excellent Islamic Monuments in Cairo: a Practical Guide"--Cairo, The Lonely Planet
 

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CAROLINE WILLIAMS, with graduate degrees in Middle Eastern history from Harvard and Islamic art and architecture from the American University in Cairo, has been a frequent resident/visitor of Cairo since 1961.

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