Hassan Fathy: An Architectural Life

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Description

This fully illustrated volume represents the most comprehensive examination yet of the life and work of the great Egyptian architect Hassan Fathy (1900-89), and the regional and international significance of his contribution to the lived environment. Eleven Egyptian and international scholars reveal the man, his milieu, his goals and his passions, his concept of social living and his fight for a humane model for affordable housing in tune with the environment, the application of these concepts in his numerous plans and buildings, his relations with the establishment, the extent of his influence, and the lasting legacy of his completed projects. Generously illustrated with archival and color photographs and the architect's own distinctive and beautifully decorated gouache plans and elevations, many never previously published.

Product Details

Price
$95.00
Publisher
American University in Cairo Press
Publish Date
October 02, 2018
Pages
412
Dimensions
11.7 X 1.4 X 9.7 inches | 4.9 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9789774167898

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About the Author

Leila el-Wakil is professor of the history of architecture and architectural conservation at the University of Geneva.

Reviews

"[A] richly illustrated ode to Fathy's life and career."-- AramcoWorld