Modernism and the Middle East Architecture and Politics in the Twentieth Century

ISBN-10: 0295987944
ISBN-13: 9780295987941
Edition: 2008
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Book details

Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: University of Washington Press
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 328
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

This collection of essays treats the development of modern architecture in the Middle East, ranging from Jerusalem at the turn of the 20th century to Libya under Italian colonial rule, and on to present-day Iraq. The essays cohere around the encounter between the politics of nation-building and architectural modernism.

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction: Modern Architecture and the Middle East: The Burden of Representation
Colonial Constructions
Jerusalem Remade
Modern Architecture, Preservation, and the Discourse on Local Culture in Italian Colonial Libya
Building the Nation
Visions of Iraq: Modernizing the Past in 1950s Baghdad
Baghdad's Urban Restructuring, 1958: Aesthetics and the Politics of Nation Building
Democracy, Development, and the Americanization of Turkish Architectural Culture in the 1950s
Temporal States of Architecture: Mass Immigration and Provisional Housing in Israel
Modernisms in Conflict: Architecture and Cultural Politics in Post-1967 Jerusalem
Palestinian Remembrance Days and Plans: Kafr Qasim, Fact and Echo
Overviews and Openings
Global Ambition and Local Knowledge
From Modernism to Globalization: The Middle East in Context
Bibliography
Contributors
Index

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