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(Reading): Garnet Publishing, (2006). Quarto, 25 x 31.5 cm, 325pp. First edition. Bound in black paper over boards, spine stamped in gilt. Binding lightly edgeworn with some indentations to the top edges of the boards and a small nick to the rear board; front hinge partially cracked; dust jacket lightly rubbed with mild wear to the corners. Good/Very good. GK/djm
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Book News Annotation:

This substantial volume (oversized, it's 9.75x12.5") provides a detailed overview of the history of architecture in the UAE, from its vernacular and religious architecture to the current internationally recognized trends in urban construction. Urbanism and the challenges of geography and local materials are discussed in detail in four initial chapters, including a full chapter on the housing development in Al 'Ayn. Historians of Islamic architecture will find much of value in the chapters on the UAE's traditional buildings and their archaeological study, including the country's earliest mosques, its forts, residential buildings, and on local building forms such as the windtower. Together with color photos of the buildings, many plans and sections are included. Damluji, an architectural historian, contributed the articles on contemporary urbanism and vernacular architecture and edited the remaining nine articles, contributed by as many authors, also architectural historians, architects, and archaeologists, based in Belgium, the UK, and the UAE. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Since the late 1960s, the cities of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have experienced unprecedented development and accelerated construction. Viewed in the context of the specific environment and cultural fabric of this desert region in Arabia, the coming of modern architecture has been coupled with extensive cultivation projects implemented in an originally barren landscape. Simultaneously, the cities have also remained true to their heritage and recognized the importance of their vernacular architecture and, in a fascinating contrast to the rapid modernization, today there are also many reconstruction and heritage projects underway. Recognizing the need to examine this architectural antithesis, The Architecture of the United Arab Emirates includes contributions by architectural professionals and specialists who have witnessed this firsthand. Dr. Salma Samar Damluji has selected articles which fall into two sections: modern architecturewhich questions the form of new cities, the contri

Product Details

ISBN:
9781859641569
Author:
Damluji, Salma Samar
Publisher:
Ithaca Press (GB)
Subject:
History : General
Subject:
Architecture -- History.
Publication Date:
20060631
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
325
Dimensions:
12.20x9.80x1.20 in. 4.50 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Since the late 1960s, the cities of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have experienced unprecedented development and accelerated construction. Viewed in the context of the specific environment and cultural fabric of this desert region in Arabia, the coming of modern architecture has been coupled with extensive cultivation projects implemented in an originally barren landscape. Simultaneously, the cities have also remained true to their heritage and recognized the importance of their vernacular architecture and, in a fascinating contrast to the rapid modernization, today there are also many reconstruction and heritage projects underway. Recognizing the need to examine this architectural antithesis, The Architecture of the United Arab Emirates includes contributions by architectural professionals and specialists who have witnessed this firsthand. Dr. Salma Samar Damluji has selected articles which fall into two sections: modern architecturewhich questions the form of new cities, the contri
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