Mohammad Gharipour teaches at the College of Architecture and Urban Planning at Morgan State University. He has published widely on the history of Islamic architecture and urban design, and is the director and founding editor of the International Journal of Islamic Architecture.
"Knowledgeably compiled and deftly edited by academician Mohammad Gharipour, this is a 320 page compendium comprised of twelve informed and informative scholarly articles presenting an interdisciplinary exploration of the history and dynamics of the bazaar through individual case studies drawn from the Islamic communities of Cairo, Damascus, Aleppo, Nablus, Bursa, Istanbul, Sana'a, Kabul, Tehran, and Yazd. An impressive work of seminal scholarship, The Bazaar in the Islamic City: Design, Culture, and History is a welcome and highly recommended contribution academic library Islamic Cultural & Historical Studies reference collections and supplemental reading lists."--Midwest Book Review
"This pioneering academic work poses pertinent and complex questions about the future of the traditional bazaar in the aftermath of the Arab Spring. Some, like the bazaars of Damascus and Aleppo will never be the same again, or will take a decade or two to be restored to their former ambience and vitality. Indeed, many of the bazaars mentioned in this book may develop in a manner in which they will no longer be recognisable. In this context, The Bazaar in the Islamic City is destined to emerge as a key historical reference work."--Al-Ahram Weekly