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Modernism and the Middle East : architecture and politics in the twentieth century

Author: Sandy Isenstadt; Kishwar Rizvi
Publisher: Seattle : University of Washington Press, ©2008.
Series: Studies in modernity and national identity.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sandy Isenstadt; Kishwar Rizvi
ISBN: 9780295988214 0295988215 9780295987941 0295987944
OCLC Number: 183264995
Description: x, 303 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction : Modern architecture and the Middle East : the burden of representation / Sandy Isenstadt and Kishwar Rizvi --
Jerusalem remade / Annabel Wharton --
Modern architecture, pereservation, and the discourse on local culture in Italian colonial Libya / Brian L. McLaren --
Visions of Iraq : modernizing the past in 1950s Baghdad / Magnus T. Bernhardsson --
Baghdad's urban restructuring, 1958 : aesthetics and the politics of nation building / Panayiota I. Pyla --
Democracy, development, and the Americanization of Turkish architectural culture in the 1950s / Sibel Bozdoğan --
Temporal states of architecture : mass immigration and provisional housing in Israel / Roy Kozlovsky --
Modernisms in conflict : architecture and cultural politics in post-1967 Jerusalem / Alona Nitzan-Shiftan --
Palestinian remembrance days and plans : Kafr Qasim, fact and echo / Waleed Khleif and Susan Slyomovics --
Global ambition and local knowledge / Gwendolyn Wright --
From modernism to globalization : the Middle East in context / Nezar Alsayyad.
Series Title: Studies in modernity and national identity.
Responsibility: edited by Sandy Isenstadt and Kishwar Rizvi.
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