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Of brick and myth : the genesis of Islamic architecture in the Indus Valley, Holly Edwards

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Of brick and myth : the genesis of Islamic architecture in the Indus Valley
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Of brick and myth
Title remainder
the genesis of Islamic architecture in the Indus Valley
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Holly Edwards
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Language
eng
Summary
On the basis of extensive fieldwork, Edwards provides detailed descriptions of individual structures tracking brickworking styles and other significant craft practices. The catalogue of monuments is contextualized with a brief historical narrative and art historical commentary. What distinguishes this study is its tight focus on material evidence and local ethos presented against the grain of previous scholarship. Thus, whereas traditional analysis explains Pakistan's tiled and turreted tombs from the top down, citing dynastic patronage and stylistic influences from elsewhere, this book argues from the ground up emphasizing politically atomized environments, vernacular building methods, pertinent oral traditions, and indigenous modes of spirituality. By this means, the unique character of this architectural tradition is underscored. Moreover, the conceptual framework formulated here is incisive yet flexible, intended to accommodate and advance the study of sites that still await discovery or sustained scholarly attention
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ERASA
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illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
NA1510.7
LC item number
.E39 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Of brick and myth : the genesis of Islamic architecture in the Indus Valley, Holly Edwards
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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  • text
  • still image
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  • txt
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Content type MARC source
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Dimensions
29 cm
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Edition
First edition.
Extent
332 pages
Isbn
9780195978988
Lccn
2015327418
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)913853234

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