Palm Tree Books

Palm Tree Books hosts electronic publications on Islamic art, architecture, and archaeology.


Ayyubid Architecture, seventh and final edition, by Terry Allen (with illustrations).

Aniconism and Figural Representation in Islamic Art, an excerpt from Five Essays on Islamic Art, by Terry Allen, a print book published by Solipsist Press (but out of print).

Imagining Paradise in Islamic Art, by Terry Allen (this work contains no illustrations)

Islamic Art and the Argument from Academic Geometry, by Terry Allen (this work contains no illustrations)

A Lozenge in the Bath Pavement at Khirbat al-Mafjar, by Terry Allen (with one illustration)

Pisa and the Dome of the Rock, 2nd ed., by Terry Allen (illustrated)

Constructs of Symmetry in Islamic Art, by Terry Allen (illustrated)

An ʿAbbāsid Fishpond Villa Near Makkah, by Terry Allen (illustrated)

Decorative Motifs in the Citadel of Ḥarrān, by Terry Allen

The Carved Stone Ornament of the Mosque of al-Ḥākim, by Terry Allen (illustrated)
(Note: the files in this publication are large and will load only slowly on a dial-up connection.)

A Bookplate of Harriet Caroline Devonshire, by Terry Allen

The Marble Revetment of the Piers of the Dome of the Rock, by Terry Allen (illustrated)


Contact Information

Palm Tree Books
POB 123
Occidental, CA 95465

Palm Tree Books represents its parent, Solipsist Press. These electronic publications are made available free of charge, to encourage interest in electronic publishing.