Modernism and the Middle East: Architecture and Politics in the Twentieth Century (Studies in Modernity and National Identity)

Editat de Sandy Isenstadt, Kishwar Rizvi
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This provocative collection of essays is the first book-length treatment of the development of modern architecture in the Middle East. Ranging from Jerusalem at the turn of the twentieth century to Libya under Italian colonial rule, post-war Turkey, and on to present-day Iraq, the essays cohere around the historical encounter between the politics of nation-building and architectural modernism's new materials, methods, and motives.Architecture, as physical infrastructure and as symbolic expression, provides an exceptional window onto the powerful forces that shaped the modern Middle East and that continue to dominate it today. Experts in this volume demonstrate the political dimensions of both creating the built environment and, subsequently, inhabiting it. In revealing the tensions between achieving both international relevance and regional meaning, Modernism in the Middle East affords a dynamic view of the ongoing confrontations of deep traditions with rapid modernization. Political and cultural historians, as well as architects and urban planners, will find fresh material here on a range of diverse practices.Sandy Isenstadt is assistant professor of modern architecture in the Department of the History of Art, Yale University. Kishwar Rizvi is assistant professor of Islamic art and architecture, also at Yale University. Other contributors are Nezar AlSayyad, Magnus Bernhardsson., Sibel Bozdogan, Waleed Khleif, Roy Kozlovsky, Brian McLaren, Alona Nitzan-Shiftan, Panayiota Pyla, Susan Slyomovics, Annabel Wharton, and Gwendolyn Wright.
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ISBN-13: 9780295987941
ISBN-10: 0295987944
Pagini: 303
Ilustrații: 76 illustrations
Dimensiuni: 152 x 228 x 16 mm
Greutate: 0.59 kg
Editura: University of Washington Press
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Part I – Colonial Constructions1. Jerusalem Remade – Annabel Wharton; 2. Modern Architecture, Preservation, and the Discourse on Local Culturein Italian Colonial Libya Brian L. McLarenPart II – Building the Nation3. 1001 Fantasies: Development, Architecture, and Modernizing the Past in Baghdad, 1950–1958 Magnus Bernhardsson; 4. Baghdad's Urban Restructuring, 1958: Constantinos oxiadis,Aesthetics, and the Politics of Nation Building Panayiota Pyla; 5. Democracy, Development, and the Americanization of Turkish Architectural Culture in the 1950s Sibel Bozdogzan; 6. Temporal States of Architecture: The Provisional Infrastructure of Immigration in Israel Roy Kozlovsky; 7. Modernisms in Conflict: Architecture and Cultural Politics in Post–1967 Jerusalem Alona Nitzan-Shiftan; 8. Palestinian Remembrance Days and Practices Waleed Khleif and Susan SlyomovicsPart III – Overviews and Openings9. Global Ambition and Local Knowledge Gwendolyn Wright; 10. From Modernism to Globalization: The Middle East in Context Nezar AlSayyad