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Volume 25, Number 4 July/August 1974

In This Issue

July/August 1974
Impressions of Oman
Illustrated by Penny Williams-Yaqub

To Oman recently went artist Penny Williams to sketch the simple beauties of the past in a land already changing underthe influence of the modern world.

The Magic of The Mashrabiyas
Written and photographed by John Feeney

"Delicate and beautiful, like silken masks drawn across the faces of comely maidens, they came to symbolize the legendary mystery of the Orient."

On Campus In Saudi Arabia
Written by John M. Munro
Photographed by Burnett H. Moody

Saudi Arabia, which didn't have a single modern institution of higher education 20 years ago, now has three, and at least one has already earned international standing.

The Potters of Islam
Written by John Luter
Photographed by Freer Gallery

Wherever Islam went the potters followed, bringing with them the brilliant beauty of an art that was often imitated but rarely duplicated anywhere in the world.

Written by Helen Gibson
Photographed by Nicholas Kourides

He started on a baseline in Egypt and went on to Forest Hills. He has beaten Laver, Ashe and New-combe. But for Ismael El-Shafei nothing will do but the top.

To Pray In Jerusalem
Written and photographed by William Tracy

When King Faisal of Saudi Arabia said that he wishes to pray in Jerusalem before he dies, many in the West were surprised. They shouldn't have been and here's why.