Contemporary Architecture in the Arab States: Renaissance of a Region

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McGraw-Hill, 1999 - Architecture - 262 pages
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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



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Dr. Udo Kultermann is Professor Emeritus of Architecture at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, and currently resides in New York City. He has published widely in the fields of art and architecture and is the author of more than 25 books, including Architecture of the 20th Century (which has sold more than 300,000 copies in five editions), New Directions in African Architecture, and Contemporary Architecture in Eastern Europe. Dr. Kultermann is an acknowledged authority on third-world, non-Western architecture and received his Ph.D. from the University of Muenster, Germany.

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