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Dubai : behind an urban spectacle

Author: Yasser Elsheshtawy
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2010.
Series: Planning, history, and the environment series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book explores Dubai's history from its beginnings as a small fishing village to its place on the world stage today, using historical narratives, travel descriptions, novels and fictional accounts by local writers to bring colour to€the history of the city's urban development. With case studies and surveys€the author explores the economic and political forces driving Dubai's urban growth, its changing urbanity  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Pictorial works
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Elsheshtawy, Yasser.
Dubai.
London ; New York : Routledge, 2010
(DLC) 2009013196
(OCoLC)166382776
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Yasser Elsheshtawy
ISBN: 9780203869703 0203869702
OCLC Number: 459793137
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 294 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: The emerging urbanity of Dubai --
Arab cities and globalization --
The other Dubai : a photo essay --
The illusive history of Dubai --
The transformation of Dubai or towards the age of megastructures --
Spectacular architecture and urbanism --
The spectacular and the everyday : Dubai's retail landscape --
Transient city : Dubai's forgotten urban spaces --
Global Dubai or Dubaization.
Series Title: Planning, history, and the environment series.
Responsibility: Yasser Elsheshtawy.

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Explores Dubai's history from its beginnings as a small fishing village to its place on the world stage, using historical narratives, novels and fictional accounts by local writers. This book also  Read more...

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