Modernity and Tradition: Contemporary Architecture in Pakistan

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Oxford University Press, 1999 - Architecture - 132 pages
The book explores some of the central issues in the current discourse on transitional cultures, in a world increasingly dominated by technological innovations and rapidly changing values. Critiquing modernity as a Euro-centric ideology which has little relevance or meaning in the context of cultures with different experiences of history, sensitivities, and belief systems, the book presents the traditional perspective, rooted in perennial wisdom, as an alternative framework. Here not only do art and architecture have a positive and constructive role and function, but human endeavour generally can find a purpose and direction.

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Contents

Architecture in Pakistan 55
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Crafts in Islamic Architecture 63
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Vernacular Religion and the 71
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