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URBAN DESIGN AND THE ARAB WORLD: RECONCEPTUALIZING BOUNDARIES. Ed. by Robert Saliba. Ashgate Publishing, Farnham/Burlington, 2015. Design and the Built Environment. 296 pp. with 187 ills. (150 col.). 25 x 18 cm. LC 2014-46516 ISBN 9781472409768 In English.
Publisher's description: The Arab World is perceived to be a region rampant with constructed and ambiguous national identities, overwhelming wealth and poverty, religious diversity, and recently the Arab uprisings, a bottom-up revolution shaking the foundations of pre-established, long-standing hierarchies. It is also a region that has witnessed a remarkable level of transformation and development due to the accelerated pace imposed by post-war reconstruction, environmental degradation, and the competition among cities for world visibility and tourism. Accordingly, the Arab World is a prime territory for questioning urban design, inviting as it does a multiplicity of opportunities for shaping, upgrading, and rebuilding urban form and civic space while subjecting global paradigms to regional and local realities. Providing a critical overview of the state of contemporary urban design in the Arab World, this book conceptualizes the field under four major perspectives: urban design as discourse, as discipline, as research, and as practice. It poses two questions. How can such a diversity of practice be positioned with regard to current international trends in urban design? Also, what constitutes the specificity of the Middle Eastern experience in light of the regional political and cultural settings?
Indexing: Western, Non-Western in a Western Style, Middle East and North Africa (Western Style) — Post-2000 — Architecture — Urban Planning
Plans: 73
Worldwide Number: 166823
Hardcover $124.95    

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