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Enter in peace : the doorways of Cairo homes, 1872-1950

Author: Ahmed Abdel-Gawad
Publisher: Cairo : American University in Cairo Press, 2007.
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This photographic book sheds new light upon the architectural and decorative elements of historic doorways from the nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Cairo. Previous studies on the subject have been few and far between, and have paid more attention to the Cairo of Khedive Ismail-the new quarter of the city. Enter in Peace focuses instead on those doorways of houses built in Cairo's older neighborhoods, and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Abdel-Gawad, Ahmed.
Enter in Peace : The Doorways of Cairo Homes, 1872-1950.
Cairo : American University in Cairo Press, ©2000
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ahmed Abdel-Gawad
ISBN: 9781936190560 1936190567 9774160622 9789774160622
OCLC Number: 680623877
Description: 1 online resource (vii, 152 pages) : illustrations, map
Contents: ""Contents""; ""preface""; ""introduction""; ""the plates""; ""appendix""; ""glossary""
Responsibility: Ahmed Agdel-Gawad ; with photographs by the author.

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