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The architecture of Oman

Author: Salma Samar Damluji
Publisher: Reading : Garnet Publishing, 1998
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This text records and examines in detail both the modern and vernacular architecture of the Sultanate of Oman.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Salma Samar Damluji
ISBN: 1859640834 9781859640838
OCLC Number: 474736483
Description: xii, 499 s. : illustrations delvis i farver
Contents: Foreword by HRH The Prince of Wales; Preface by HE Yahya bin Mahfoudh al Mantheri, Minister of Higher Education and Chairman, Sultan Qaboos University Council, Oman; Preface by Professor Christopher Frayling, Rector and Vice-Provost, Royal College of Art; Introduction; Chapter 1: Traditional Architecture and Settlement Patterns; Regional Styles and Building Traditions; The Climatic Influence on Regional Architecture - Farokh Afshar, Allan Cain and John Norton; Aflaj: Architecture in the Landscape - James Parry; Chapter 2: Muscat: Traditional City and Greater Capital; Town Planning in the 1970s; Modern Muscat; Old Muscat and Its Fortifications - Enrico d'Errico; Vernacular Architecture; Chapter 3: Al Batinah Coast, Musandam and al Jabal al Akhdar; Chapter 4: The Towns of al Dakhiliyyah and al Zahirah; Chapter 5: The Architecture of al Sharqiyyah; Chapter 6: The Architecture of Southern Dhofar. Notes; Glossary; Bibliography; Notes on Contributors; Acknowledgements; Illustration Credits; Index.

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