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THE ARAB CITY: ARCHITECTURE AND REPRESENTATION. Ed. by Amale Andraos et al. Columbia Books on Architecture and the City, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, Columbia University, New York, 2016. Distributed by Columbia University Press, New York. 272 pp. with 133 ills. (99 col.). 26 x 21 cm. LC 2016-6572 ISBN 9781941332146 In English.
Publisher's description: Moving beyond reductive notions of identity, myths of authenticity, fetishized traditionalism, or the constructed opposition of tradition and modernity, The Arab City: Architectural and Representation critically engages contemporary architectural and urban production in the Middle East. Taking the "Arab City" and "Islamic Architecture" as sites of investigation rather than given categories, this book reframes the region's buildings, cities, and landscapes and broadens its architectural and urban canons. Arab cities are multifaceted places and sites of layered historical imaginaries; defined by regional and territorial economies, they bridge scales of production and political engagement. The essays collected here investigate cultural representation, the evolution of historical cities, contemporary architectural practices, emerging urban conditions, and responsive urban imaginaries in the Arab World.
Indexing: Western, Non-Western in a Western Style, Middle East and North Africa (Western Style) — Post-2000 — Architecture
Plans: 71,54
Worldwide Number: 168958
Hardcover $60.00    

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