Illustration: The coloured illustration above is by the eminent architect of the superstructure, William Sutherland Maxwell (1874-1952). It depicts his design proposal to Shoghi Effendi. The illustration is a work of art in its own right. (Image courtesy of US Baha'i National Archives.)

 

SECOND BOOK IN THE SERIES

 

The second volume to be published by George Ronald Publisher after Journey to a Mountain will tell the story  of the Shrine of the Bab from 1922-1963 with  profiles of some of the extraordinary people involved, and especially of the genius who was Shoghi Effendi.

The volume will include never-told-before information and descriptions of the assistance given by those working under the direction of Shoghi Effendi, including "the man with the golden touch".

This story is told against the backdrop of tumultuous events in the Holy Land.

The climax is the on-time completion against all the odds of the Shrine's dome and superstructure, all done under the visionary direction of Shoghi Effendi.

 

Photo: The superstructure under construction in the 1950s. (Photo: USBNA)

Photo: The superstructure under construction in the 1950s. (Photo: USBNA)

THIRD BOOK IN SERIES

 

The 1990s witnessed the challenging task to build garden  terraces from the bottom to the top of Mount Carmel. This photo show the site being prepared for construction of the terrraces. The completion of the project fulfilled the vision of 'Abdu'l-Baha and provided an exquisite setting for the jewel that is the Shrine of the Bab.

The 1990s witnessed the challenging task to build garden  terraces from the bottom to the top of Mount Carmel. This photo show the site being prepared for construction of the terrraces. The completion of the project fulfilled the vision of 'Abdu'l-Baha and provided an exquisite setting for the jewel that is the Shrine of the Bab.

 

The third book in the series on the story of the Shrine of the Bab published by George Ronald Publisher will tell the story about how, guided by the Universal House of Justice,  a band of Baha'i heroes  built garden terraces stretching a kilometre up Mount Carmel. They worked with local and overseas colleagues. The eminent architect who designed the terraces was Fariborz Sahba (born  1948).  He was also the project manager. The project was completed on-time and under budget.

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The Shrine of the Bab set amidst its Garden Terraces.