(2) 4-6 Bringing his usual precise observation and clarity of description, Macaulay focuses on the architecture and engineering of a fictional 1595 "charitable foundation": a large mosque plus a religious college, a soup kitchen, public baths, and a tomb. The mosque itself, with its elaborate buttressing system of arches and half domes, its variety of materials, and its richly ornamented interior, will fascinate budding engineers and art historians.


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