The Mosques of Djerba
Drawings by the architectural students of The Catholic University of America and l'Ecole Nationale d'Architecture et d'Urbanism de Tunis
by by Professor Stanley Ira Hallet additional text by Professor Ali Djerbi
About the Book
In 1989, a group of architectural students from The Catholic University of America and three students from the 'Ecole Nationale d'Architecture et d'Urbanism de Tunis traveled to the Island of Djerba in Southern Tunisia with their Professor Stanley Ira Hallet.
With the valuable assistance of Professor Ali Djerbi, they spent one week documenting the extraordinary white mosques that dot the landscape of Djerba, thought to be the mysterious island of the lotus-eaters in the tales of the Odyssey.
The resulting hand drawings document the intimate mosque structures where the profane, the poetic and the sacred exist side by side.
Professor of Architecture, School of Architecture and Planning, The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC, Studio Head Paris, France, Former Dean of the School, Former Fulbright to the University of Kabul, Former Peace Corps Volunteer, Tunisia, Fellow of the American Institute of Architects