Designing Modernity: Architecture in the Arab World 1945-1973
Edited by George Arbid and Philip Oswalt.
In cities like Beirut, Amman, Kuwait City, Jericho, Baghdad and Cairo, outstanding modern architecture developed in the wake of the Second World War, which is unique and diverse in itself, the book “Designing Modernity”, honors this often-neglected cultural heritage and thus not only make a contribution to its preservation but also correct the misleading image of western-dominated architectural history. In the bilingual publication in Arabic and English, you will find ten case studies from Iraq, Lebanon, Kuwait, Syria, Palestine, Jordan, Morocco and Egypt involving Amin Alsaden, Aziza Chaouni, Dima Yaser, Janset Shawash, Leïla El-Wakil, Mercedes Volait, Mohamed Elshahed, Pelin Tan, Rafee Hakky, Sara Saragoça, Wael Samhouri and George Arbid.
“Designing Modernity” is co-published by Jovis (Berlin) and Riwaq (Ramallah).