This week’s selection is His Highness the Aga Khan’s 1984 address, Islamic Architecture: Concerns and Directions, on receiving the Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation Medal for Architecture at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, USA.

In this extensive speech, the Aga Khan discusses pressures Islamic architecture faces and suggests solutions. Topics he addresses include:

  • the historical and theological context of Islamic architecture,
  • pre and post colonial Islamic civilisation,
  • the contemporary situation,
  • future stewardship and direction,
  • the Aga Khan award for Architecture, and
  • educating tomorrow’s architects.

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His Highness the Aga Khan’s 1984 address on receiving the Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation Medal for Architecture at the University of Virginia (Charlottesville, USA)

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