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This book presents a museum and educational center of exquisite beauty and cultural magnificence, the culmination of a partnership between His Highness the Aga Khan and a Pritzker Award-winning architectural team. Nearly twenty acres in suburban Toronto are being transformed to create a showplace for Islamic art and culture that will be unlike anything in the Western Hemisphere. This volume explores the concept and vision behind the Aga Khan Museum. It explains why His Highness the Aga Khan chose Toronto as the location to exhibit his substantial collection of Islamic art and features interviews with the architect Fumihiko Maki and the landscape designer Vladimir Djurovic. Drawings of the center and its exquisitely landscaped grounds reveal a stunning contemporary design featuring white stone and an elaborate glass dome, with plenty of outdoor space for walking and contemplation. The multi-purpose facility, which, in addition to the museum, includes a theater, classrooms, and a full-service restaurant and private club promises to be a singular jewel in the crown of Torontos architectural offerings, as well as a valuable contribution to the preservation and presentation of Islams rich artistic heritage.