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Cairo since 1900 : An Architectural Guide - Mohamed Elshahed

Cairo since 1900

An Architectural Guide

By: Mohamed Elshahed, Mercedes Volait (Foreword by)

Paperback Available: 15th November 2019
ISBN: 9789774168697
Number Of Pages: 240

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The city of a thousand minarets is also the city of eclectic modern constructions, turn-of-the-century revivalism and romanticism, concrete expressionism, and modernist design. Yet while much has been published on Cairo's ancient, medieval, and early-modern architectural heritage, the city's modern architecture has to date not received the attention it deserves. Cairo since 1900: An Architectural Guide is the first comprehensive architectural guide to the constructions that have shaped and continue to shape the Egyptian capital since the early twentieth century.From the sleek apartment tower for Inji Zada in Ghamra designed by Antoine Selim Nahas in 1937, to the city's many examples of experimental church architecture, and visible landmarks such as the Mugamma and Arab League buildings, Cairo is home to a rich store of modernist building styles. Arranged by geographical area, the guide includes entries for more than 220 buildings and sites of note, each entry consisting of concise, explanatory text describing the building and its significance accompanied by photographs, drawings, and maps. This pocket-sized volume is an ideal companion for the city's visitors and residents as well as an invaluable resource for scholars and students of Cairo's architecture and urban history.

Acknowlegments How to Use This Guide Foreword Introduction Maps Historic Cairo Downtown Bulaq Sayyida Zaynab and Abdin Garden City Manial Giza and Haram Dokki and Aguza Mohandiseen Imbaba Zamalek Abbasiya Nasr City Heliopolis Maadi Periphery Notes Bibliography Index of Architects

ISBN: 9789774168697
ISBN-10: 9774168690
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Available: 15th November 2019
Publisher: The American University in Cairo Press
Country of Publication: EG
Dimensions (cm): 19.0 x 14.0  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.27

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