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Designing Modernity: Architecture in the Arab World 1945-1973

Author/EditorArbid, George (Author)
Oswalt, Philipp (Author)
Publisher: JOVIS Verlag
ISBN: 9783868597233
Pub Date21/06/2022
BindingPaperback
Pages288
Dimensions (mm)280(h) * 210(w)
€29.26
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Designing Modernity: Architecture in the Arab World 1945-1973 is the result of a fascinating investigation by international experts into the influences of modernist architecture in the Arab world. Nine case studies provide the foundation for a thorough exploration of the relevant cultural-historical, sociopolitical, climatic and demographic aspects. Questions concerning the region's reciprocal relationship with modernist architecture in the period from 1945 to 1973 are investigated through the biographies of selected buildings and building complexes from Iraq, Lebanon, Kuwait, Syria, Palestine, Jordan, Egypt and Morocco. Texts, contemporary images, architectural drawings and archival material are used to document the process from commissioning and design through to completion and building use.

Designing Modernity: Architecture in the Arab World 1945-1973 is the result of a fascinating investigation by international experts into the influences of modernist architecture in the Arab world. Nine case studies provide the foundation for a thorough exploration of the relevant cultural-historical, sociopolitical, climatic and demographic aspects. Questions concerning the region's reciprocal relationship with modernist architecture in the period from 1945 to 1973 are investigated through the biographies of selected buildings and building complexes from Iraq, Lebanon, Kuwait, Syria, Palestine, Jordan, Egypt and Morocco. Texts, contemporary images, architectural drawings and archival material are used to document the process from commissioning and design through to completion and building use.

Philipp Oswalt has been Professor of Architectural Theory and Design at the University of Kassel since 2006. From 1988 to 1994, he was editor of the architecture magazine ARCH+ and worked for OMA / Rem Koolhaas in 1996/97. From 2009 to 2014, he served as director of the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation.George Arbid is an architect with successive teaching positions at the Academie Libanaise des Beaux-Arts, the American University of Beirut, and the Lebanese University. He is the co-founder and director of the Arab Center for Architecture and has served on several competition and award juries.

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