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By Eric Roose

This booklet is a learn of Dutch mosque designs, gadgets of heated public debate. in the past, experiences of diaspora mosque designs have principally consisted of normative architectural evaluations that reject the ever present 'domes and minarets' as hampering extra Islamic-architectural evolution. The Architectural illustration of Islam: Muslim-Commissioned Mosque layout within the Netherlands represents a transparent holiday with the architectural serious narrative, and meticulously analyzes twelve layout tactics for Dutch mosques. It exhibits that consumers, by way of consciously picking out, guidance and exchanging their architects, have even more effect on their mosques than has been usually assumed. during the cautious transformation of particular development parts from Islamic architectural heritage to a brand new context, they actually goal to 'construct' the last word Islam. Their designs hence evolve now not towards Dutch society, yet to these models of Islam that they carry to be fake.

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