4.614 | Fall 2002 | Undergraduate

Religious Architecture and Islamic Cultures

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The Corniche Mosque, Jedda, Saudi Arabia (1986). One of a series of small mosques commissioned by the Saudi government and designed by the Egyptian architect Abd al-Wahid al-Wakil. He freely blends together forms, and even fragments of forms, to create plastic, sculpture-like structures. The results are always visually pleasing, but somewhat disturbing in their indifference toward the disparate, and sometimes clashing, traditions from which they were copied.

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