Contemporary Mosque Architecture and the Sanctioning of Sacred Form
Description or Abstract
Dr James Steele is an architect and Distinguished Professor at the School of Architecture, University of Southern California. He is the author of several books including The Hassan Fathy Collection: A Collection of Visual Documents At The Aga Khan Award For Architecture (Aga Khan Trust for Culture, 1989) and Architecture for People: The Complete Works of Hassan Fathy with Thames and Hudson (1997). He's also the editor of two Aga Khan Award books, Architecture for a Changing World (1992), and Architecture for Islamic Societies Today (1994), both by Academy Editions, who also published his The Architecture of the Contemporary Mosque, with Ismail Serageldin (1995). In this lecture he will compare the relatively new Al Fozan Award for Mosque Architecture with several Mosques premiated by the Aga Khan Award, established in the late 1970’s.
Qahwa & Kalam
Arab & Islamic Civilizations Department
Steele, James Distinguished Professor at the School of Architecture,, "Contemporary Mosque Architecture and the Sanctioning of Sacred Form" (2019). Performances, Events, and Presentations. 65.