Traditional Islamic Principles of Built Environment
Routledge – 2003 – 208 pages
Written with the non-Muslim reader in mind, this book analyzes the principles and values established by the tradition of Islam to govern the social and physical environments of Muslims.
Introduction 1. The Tradition of Islam and Its Law 2. The Traditional Islamic Framework: Its Principles and Dimensions 3. The Traditional Islamic Physical Framework: Its Principles and Dimensions 4. Islam and Modernisation: Principles vs. Materials Notes and References Bibliography
Hisham Mortada is an educator and a critic in the field of urban planning and architecture, with interest in traditional Muslim cities, socio-cultural changes and currently sustainable living. He received a Masters degree in Architecture from Pennsylvania State University, USA in 1988 and a Ph.D. in Architecture from Edinburgh University, UK in 1992. He currently teaches architecture and urban planning at King Abdul Asiz University, Saudi Arabia.