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The building crafts of Cairo : a living tradition

Author: Agnieszka Dobrowolska
Publisher: Cairo ; New York : American University in Cairo Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Thanks in large part to nineteenth-century texts such as Edward William Lane's Description of Egypt and the Description de l'Egypte compiled by Napoleon's savants, contemporary researchers have a remarkable understanding of the ways in which ordinary Egyptians practiced their crafts and trades in earlier times. Many of these traditional arts and crafts - such as stonemasonry, marble work, blacksmithing,  Read more...
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Dobrowolska, Agnieszka.
Building crafts of Cairo.
Cairo ; New York : American University in Cairo Press, 2005
(OCoLC)606227587
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Agnieszka Dobrowolska
ISBN: 9774249429 9789774249426
OCLC Number: 62188773
Description: 127 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Contents: ... the origin of many ingenious practices that still exist ... --
Masons and Stonecutters --
Marble Workers --
Lime Kilns --
Slaking Lime --
Gypsum Workers --
Roofing --
Bricks --
Blacksmiths --
Timber --
Sawyers --
Carpenters --
Wood Turners --
Inlay Workers --
Gilders --
Glassmakers --
The Other Crafts of Cairo --
... members of various trades; each headed by their sheikh ...
Responsibility: Agnieszka Dobrowolska.

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As profound social and economic change continue to reshape Egypt, a tradition of skills, tools, specialized vocabularies, and social and spatial patterns associated with the crafts - once thought to  Read more...

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