Designing Modernity: Architecture in the Arab World 1945-1973 (Paperback)
(Bilingual Edition: English / Arabic)
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.
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.