The Art Of Living Residential Architecture In The Islamic World by Ovidio Guaita, Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia
This volume, as the exhibition of which it is the catalogue, is a historical-geographical relation realized through images. A trip through the sites of Islamic Culture beyond being a refined repertoire of dwellings that display a great range of variety in form and materials, heterogeneous by inspiration and because of the various adaptations that diverse climates have required. The book is not intended to be a catalogue of every place and region, but simply a story through parables, a carousel of places representative of the "art of living" in the Islamic World
A publication by Italian photographer and architecture historian Ovidio Guaita, this book is supplemented by a wealth of colour photographs, detailed architectural sketches and charming anecdotes. The far-reaching influence of Islamic culture is apparent in the images of the dwellings featured in this historical, geographical and cultural documentary. The areas covered in this publication are the Mediterraneon, Africa, the Middle East and the Far East. It was produced in conjunction with the photo exhibition 'The Art of Living'.