»Europas Moscheen (Europe’s Mosques)« is an easily readable introduction to Islamic architecture of the past decades, which connects the historical and architectural perspectives of Islam to an open and expansive vision in various countries. The examples discussed stem not only from core European countries such as France, Germany, England, Italy, Denmark, Spain and the Netherlands. Developments in the Balkans and in Turkey are also appreciated in detail, and are compared with new tendencies towards change in the Islamic world. The spread of mosques throughout the world and the aesthetic reaction to the most diverse cultures, regions and people has altered the forms of Islamic architecture over centuries. These forms have been continually readapted to meet local needs and traditions.
»Europas Moscheen« is a book about architecture and society, about politics and form, about representation and symbolism. It presents projects and protagonists, discourses and connections, and also calls for participation. The new European mosques unequivocally show that it is not only architecture that is experiencing great change, but society as a whole.