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Archnet: An open access internet resource focused on architecture, urbanism, environmental and landscape design, visual culture, and conservation issues related to the Muslim world.

The Qantara project: A database and internet resource covering  the  artistic heritage of the countries on the Mediterranean coast.

Discover Islamic Art: A database and internet resource for Islamic Art and material culture.

Specific topics

The Desert Castles


Journals and series


International Journal of Islamic Architecture

Ars Orientalis

Journal of Material Cultures in the Muslim World

Beiträge zur Islamischen Kunst und Archäologie

Studien zur islamischen Kunst und Archäologie

An updated list of publications on the site of the Historians of Islamic Art Association

Seminal works

Barrucand, Marianne (ed.), 1999. L’Égypte Fatimide son art et son histoire. Actes du colloque organisé à Paris les 28, 29 et 30 mai 1998, Paris: Presses de l’Université de Paris-Sorbonne.

Creswell, K.A.C., 1940a. Early Muslim Architecture, Vol. I, Part I: Umayyads, New York: Hacker Art Books.

Creswell, K.A.C., 1940b. Early Muslim Architecture, Vol. II: Early ʿAbbāsids, Umayyads of Cordova, Aghlabids, Ṭūlūnids, and Samānids, A.D. 751-905, Oxford: Clarendon Press.

Creswell, K.A.C., 1958. A Short Account of Early Muslim Architecture, Beirut: Librairie du Liban and Lebanon Bookshop.

Ettinghausen, Richard and Grabar, Oleg, 1987. The Art and Architecture of Islam: 650–1250, New York and London: Viking Penguin.

Grabar, Oleg, 1973. The Formation of Islamic Art, New Haven: Yale University Press.

Hillenbrand, Robert, 1995. Islamic Architecture: Form, Function and Meaning, Columbia University Press.