Modernism and the Middle East Architecture and Politics in the Twentieth Century
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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.
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: University of Washington Press
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
|Introduction: Modern Architecture and the Middle East: The Burden of Representation|
|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|