Dome of the Rock
|Dome of the Rock|
|Date||686 to 691|
|Building Type||Islamic temple|
|Architectural Style||Early Islamic|
|Street Address||Temple Mount Walk Score|
|Notes||earliest Islamic monument, begun 684. octagonal plan.|
|At Great Buildings||http://www.GreatBuildings.com/buildings/Dome_of_the_Rock.html|
"A compact, exterior octagon enclosing a domed cylindrical core, the Dome of the Rock in its geometry and in its partsoctagonal format, vaulting, columns, piers, arches, ambulatories, rich mosaic decoration, and fenestrated dome of gilded wood, rebuilt in the eleventh centuryrepresented the Muslims' acquisition of a near-complete Romano-Byzantine architectural program..."
"Built in the 7th century, it is the 3rd holiest site of Islam after Mecca and Medina."
"...the Dome of the Rock is an atypical Islamic religious structure. The more characteristic Near Eastern mosquean early example being the Umayyad Great Mosque built within and incorporating the ruins of the walls of a Roman temple precinct in the capital city of Damascuswas developed to function, as had the Roman basilica, as a large assembly place."
Marvin Trachtenberg and Isabelle Hyman. Architecture: from Prehistory to Post-Modernism. p216.
Temple Mount, Jerusalem.
Werner Blaser and Monica Stucky. Drawings of Great Buildings. Boston: Birkhauser Verlag, 1983. ISBN 3-7643-1522-9. LC 83-15831. NA2706.U6D72 1983. plan and section drawings, p52. Available at Amazon.com
Howard Davis. Slide from photographer's collection. PCD.2260.1012.1537.074. PCD.2260.1012.1537.072. PCD.2260.1012.1537.073
Ernst J. Grube and George Michell. Architecture of the Islamic World. New York: Thames and Hudson, 1984. LC 84-50341. NA380.A78 1984. axonometric cut-away drawing, p76. Garry Martin, Christopher Woodward DIP AA. [DP]
John Julius Norwich, ed. Great Architecture of the World. London: Mitchell Beazley Publishers, 1975. detail photo, p130. cutaway drawing, p132.Reprint edition: Da Capo Press, April 1991. ISBN 0-3068-0436-0. An accessible, inspiring and informative overview of world architecture, with lots of full-color cutaway drawings, and clear explanations. Available at Amazon.com
Marvin Trachtenberg and Isabelle Hyman. Architecture, from Prehistory to Post-Modernism. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1986. ISBN 0-13-044702-1. NA200.T7. discussion, p216. available at Amazon.com