Baghdad Arts Deco: Architectural Brickwork, 1920-1950 by Caecilia PieriBaghdad Arts Deco: Architectural Brickwork, 1920-1950 by Caecilia Pieri

Baghdad Arts Deco: Architectural Brickwork, 1920-1950

byCaecilia Pieri

Hardcover | March 15, 2011

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An homage to the modern architectural landscape of Iraq.Despite dictatorship, international sanctions, and the ravages of war, Baghdad endures with a surprisingly exceptional modern architectural heritage. This beautifully illustrated study reveals the splendors of early twentieth-century architecture that still stand on the streets of Iraq's capital.From 1920 to 1950, in the process of nation-building, Baghdad was transformed into a true city built of brick, one that became the harbinger of the Arab architectural renaissance, its local traditions reinterpreted and adapted into a modern vernacular style. Caecilia Pieri's documentationforegrounds the physical reality of modern Baghdad, very different from the image that we normally receive from the media. She draws on a number of unpublished sources and documents, to present Baghdad's architecture in a historical perspective, and her striking photographs taken between 2003 and2006 document the residential areas of the twentieth-century city, providing an unprecedented resource for historians, urban planners, and general readers interested in discovering a new face of a world capital. With essays by Rifat Chadirji, Ihsan Fethi, and Naim Kattan.
Caecilia Pieri, a senior editor at Editions du Patrimoine, Paris, is a scholar of architecture, urbanism, and cultural heritage. She has a PhD ib History of Architecture and Urbanism from the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (Paris). She has traveled widely in the Middle East for over twenty years.
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Title:Baghdad Arts Deco: Architectural Brickwork, 1920-1950Format:HardcoverDimensions:9.8 × 12.09 × 0.79 inPublished:March 15, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9774163567

ISBN - 13:9789774163562

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