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Creswell Photographs Re-examined: New Perspectives on Islamic Architecture

Bernard O'Kane

Abstract

The Creswell photographic archive at the American University in Cairo is an invaluable resource of over 12,000 printed images of Islamic architecture, mainly in Cairo, but also including buildings in other important cities such as Córdoba and Baghdad. Creswell's own photographs constitute the majority of the collection, but he also assembled work by photographers active in the decades before he began his systematic recording in the 1920s. The AUC archive is unique because it includes the work of other photographers as well as Creswell images unavailable elsewhere, some recording buildings that ... More

Keywords: Creswell photographic archive, Córdoba, Baghdad, AUC archive, buildings, epigraphy, architecture, modern restoration, military architecture

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9789774162442
Published to Cairo Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.5743/cairo/9789774162442.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Bernard O'Kane, editor

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