Mosques: Islamic Architecture in Europe
Ahmed Krausen’s Mosques: Islamic Architecture in Europe is a delightful picture book that highlights the best parts of his photographic exhibition of the same name. In addition to the beautiful, exquisite glimpses of mosques across the continent, guest writers discuss the nuances of Arabic and Islamic influences in European society. It is interesting how Krausen arranged the book with English and Polish versions of everything, from the photo captions to the contributing essays themselves. This book is perfect for light reading on winter days or setting out as a coffee-table book. Mosques is also an excellent gift idea for the architecture enthusiast or history buff in your life. Krausen’s latest publication bridges the gap between the European mainstream’s vision of Muslims and Islam with their real-life subtleties and diversity. When flipping through its pages, readers will find that there is more that unites Europeans than what divides them.