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Dhaka Delirium

Author/EditorAdnan Morshed (Author)
Publisher: Altrim Publishers
ISBN: 9788412274745
Pub Date01/11/2022
BindingPaperback
Pages300
Dimensions (mm)238(h) * 182(w)
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Dhaka Delirium is a collection of short essays written over almost two decades. ‘This
is a city that narrates its myriad of stories without telling any stories at all. In many ways,
Dhaka Delirium is a retroactive act of penitence for failing to realize how the South Asian
capital city reveals its inner stories through the language of spatiality and urbanity
.’ Adnan Morshed

  •  A collection of short essays written over almost two decades
  •  Revealing Dhaka’s cosmopolitanism, magic realism, historicism, melancholia, and
    urban absurdities
  • Passionate account of the city written in an accessible language by an architect,
    architectural historian, and urbanist but first of all, a lover of Dhaka

Dhaka Delirium is a collection of short essays written over almost two decades. ‘This
is a city that narrates its myriad of stories without telling any stories at all. In many ways,
Dhaka Delirium is a retroactive act of penitence for failing to realize how the South Asian
capital city reveals its inner stories through the language of spatiality and urbanity
.’ Adnan Morshed

  •  A collection of short essays written over almost two decades
  •  Revealing Dhaka’s cosmopolitanism, magic realism, historicism, melancholia, and
    urban absurdities
  • Passionate account of the city written in an accessible language by an architect,
    architectural historian, and urbanist but first of all, a lover of Dhaka

Adnan Morshed, PhD, is an architect, architectural historian, urbanist, and public intellectual. He is a professor of architecture and architectural history at the Catholic University of America in Washington, DC, and executive director of the Centre for Inclusive Architecture and Urbanism at BRAC University. Morshed received his Ph.D. and Master's in architecture from MIT, and BArch from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, where he also taught. He was a 2018 TEDxFoggyBottom speaker at George Washington University. He is the author of multiple books; among them, Impossible Heights: Skyscrapers, Flight, and the Master Builder (University Minnesota Press, 2015), Oculus: A Decade of Insights into Bangladeshi Affairs (University Press Limited, 2012), DAC, Dhaka in 25 Buildings (Altrim Publishers, Barcelona, 2017), and River Rhapsody: A Museum of Rivers and Canals (BRAC University, 2018).

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