Contemporary Architecture in the Arab States: Renaissance of a Region
Udo Kultermann's Contemporary Architecture in the Arab States couples case studies with over 100 never-before-seen illustrations to chronicle modern architectural developments in each Arab nation. From government offices and public spaces, to houses of education and religion, the featured examples include designs for both commercial and private clients. The book also explores the unlikely collaboration between large foreign architectural firms and their smaller, yet essential, Arab counterparts and highlights the cultural self-examination that occurs while redesigning ancient cities to coincide with modern needs.
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This book is, without a doubt, a seminal work on Middle Eastern architecture. Its focus, fortunately, is not on the plethora of Western companies and architects doing work in the Middle East (although ... Read full review