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Mosque and Mausoleum: Understanding Islam in India Through Architecture

By Joseph Piro and Iftikhar Ahmad Ah, to build, to build! That is the noblest of all the arts. — Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Translation of Sonnets of Michael Angelo ARCHITECTURE AS A WINDOW INTO CULTURE In compiling a checklist of what makes a civilization great, there are some universal markers. What original ideas did the civilization advance and have they had staying power? How many notable leaders were produced and what were their accomplishments? How influential were their cultural ...

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An instructional practice gaining increasing popularity in schools across the United States is that of uniting the forces of schools and museums to form school-museum collaborations. Schools at all levels have begun to link with cultural arts institutions to design and implement programs. These collaborations have long-term goals that include activity-based learning experiences, inquiry teaching and learning, hands-on learning, problem solving and enhancement of cultural intelligence. Because ma...

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