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Title Modernism and the Middle East : architecture and politics in the twentieth century / edited by Sandy Isenstadt and Kishwar Rizvi
Published Seattle : University of Washington Press, [2008]
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Description 1 online resource (x, 303 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series Studies in modernity and national identity
Studies in modernity and national identity.
Contents Introduction: Modern architecture and the Middle East: The burden of representation -- Part I: Colonial constructions -- 1. Jerusalem remade -- 2. Modern architecture, preservation, and the discourse on local culture in Italian colonial Libya -- Part II: Building the nation -- 3. Visions of Iraq: modernizing the past in 1950s Baghdad -- 4. Baghdad's urban restructuring, 1958: aesthetics and the politics of nation building -- 5. Democracy, development, and the Americanization of Turkish architectural culture in the 1950s -- 6. Temporal states of architecture: mass immigration and provisional housing in Israel -- 7. Modernisms in conflict: architecture and cultural politics in Post-1967 Jerusalem -- 8. Palestinian remembrance days and plans: Kafr Qasim, Fact and Echo -- Part III: Overviews and openings -- 9. Global ambition and local knowledge -- 10. From modernism to globalization: The Middle East in context
Summary 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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-287) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Architecture and society -- Middle East -- History -- 20th century.
Modernism (Aesthetics) -- Middle East -- History -- 20th century.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Isenstadt, Sandy, 1957-
Rizvi, Kishwar.
ISBN 0295800305 (electronic bk.)
9780295800301 (electronic bk.)