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Hassan Fathy: An Architectural Life

Hassan Fathy: An Architectural Life

Edited by: Leila El-Wakil

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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.

Author Info

Leila el-Wakil teaches the history of architecture and architectural conservation at the University of Geneva."

Bibliographic Info

Imprint: The American University in Cairo Press
Publisher: The American University in Cairo Press

ISBN: 9789774167898
Publication Date: 29 Jun 2018
Number of Pages: 416
Height: 240
Width: 290
Illustrations: 325 colour illustrations

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