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Expertise and architecture in the modern Islamic world : a critical anthology

Author: Peter H Christensen
Publisher: Bristol, UK : Intellect, 2018. ©2018
Series: Critical studies in architecture of the Middle East.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Expertise and Architecture in the Modern Islamic World explores how architectural traditions and practices were shared and exchanged across national borders throughout the world, departing from a narrative that casts European actors as the importers and exporters of Islamic designs and skills. Looking to cases that touch on empire building, modernization, statecraft, and diplomacy, this book examines how these  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter H Christensen
ISBN: 9781783209286 1783209283
OCLC Number: 1042079666
Description: vi, 303 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction Peter H. ChristensenChapter 1: 'I don't want orange trees, I want something that others don't have': Ottoman Head-Gardeners after Mahmud II Deniz TurkerChapter 2: A Nineteenth Century Architectural ArchiveL Syed Ahmad Khan's Asar-us-SanadidMrinialini RajagopalanChapter 3: The Balyan Family and the Linguistic Culture of a Parisian Education Alyson WhartonChapter 4: Drawing Knowledge, (Re-)Constructing History: Pascal Coste in Egypt Eva-Maria TroelenbergChapter 5: A Bourguibist Mural in the New Monastir? Zoubeir Turki's Play on Knowledge, Power, and Audience Perception Jessica GerschultzChapter 6: Expertise in the Name of Diplomacy: The Israeli Plan for Rebuilding the Qazin Region, Iran Neta Feniger and Rachel KallusChapter 7: Industrial Complexes, Foreign Expertise, and the Imagining of a New Levant Dan Handel and Alona Nitzan-ShiftanChapter 8: Mobilities of Architecture in the Global Cold War: From Socialist Poland to Kuwait and Back Lukasz StanekChapter 9: Form Follows Faith: Swedish Architects, Expertise, and New Religious Spaces in the Stockholm Suburbs Jennifer Mack
Series Title: Critical studies in architecture of the Middle East.
Responsibility: edited by Peter H Christensen.

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