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Mosques: The 100 Most Iconic Islamic Houses Of Worship (Special Edition)

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Houses of worship have served as a benchmark for the heights of human achievement since time immemorial—the more noble the holy shrine, the more noble the society. Over the centuries...

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Bernard O’Kane is Professor of Islamic Art and Architecture at the American University in Cairo, where he has been teaching since 1980. He has also been a visiting professor at Harvard University and the University of California at Berkeley. He is the author of Timurid Architecture in Khurasan (1987), Studies in Persian Art and Architecture (1995), Early Persian Painting: Kalila and Dimna Manuscripts of the Late Fourteenth Century (2003), The World of Islamic Art (2007), The Appearance of Persian on Islamic Art (2009), The Illustrated Guide to the Museum of Islamic Art in Cairo (2012) and The Mosques of Egypt (2016).

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Ultimate Collection curates culture from around the world and across the ages. Hand-bound using traditional techniques, with color plates hand-tipped on art-quality paper, each page of this limited-edition series bears the unique imprint of the artisan.

In the details

Each purchase comes with complimentary white handling gloves and our signature tote bag.

Page count

232 pages

Number of illustrations

over 100



Released on

June 2019


W 15.3 x L 18.8 x D 2.9 in

Cover materials

Silk hardcover in velvet clamshell case




21.0 lb

Bernard O'Kane

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