This site is the homepage for the excellent collection of textual and visual resources on Islamic architecture at MIT's Rotch Library. For internauts, the highlight of the site is the World-Wide Tour of Islamic Monuments, which contains 167 sample images from the collection. These are divided into religious architecture, organized alphabetically by country or architectural feature, and non-religious architecture, which includes residential buildings, bazaars, and street views. A thumbnail of each photo is provided for quicker downloading, and the full-size shots are of high quality. Users with a scholarly interest in Islamic architecture will also be very interested in the guides to the textual and visual materials (over 84,000 images) at the Rotch Library. Additional features at the site include links to images and information on Mosques in the US and a collection of links to other Islamic architecture sites.
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