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The Resource The battle for home : the vision of a young architect in Syria, Marwa Al-Sabouni ; foreword by Roger Scruton

The battle for home : the vision of a young architect in Syria, Marwa Al-Sabouni ; foreword by Roger Scruton

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The battle for home : the vision of a young architect in Syria
Title
The battle for home
Title remainder
the vision of a young architect in Syria
Statement of responsibility
Marwa Al-Sabouni ; foreword by Roger Scruton
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Contributor
Author
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Drawing on the author's personal experience of living and working as an architect in Syria, this book offers an eyewitness perspective on the country's bitter conflict through the lens of architecture, showing how the built environment offers a mirror to the community that inhabits it. From Syria's tolerant past, with churches and mosques built alongside one another in Old Homs and members of different religions living harmoniously together, the book chronicles the recent breakdown of social cohesion in Syria's cities, with the lack of shared public spaces intensifying divisions within the community and corrupt officials interfering in town planning for their own gain, actions symptomatic of wider abuses of power. With first-hand accounts of mortar attacks and stories of refugees struggling to find a home, this compelling and original book explores the personal impact of the conflict and offers hope for how architecture can play a role in rebuilding a sense of identity within a damaged society
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Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
AU@
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Al-Sabouni, Marwa
Dewey number
956.91042092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Scruton, Roger
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  • Al-Sabouni, Marwa
  • Women architects
  • Syria
  • Syria
  • Syria
Label
The battle for home : the vision of a young architect in Syria, Marwa Al-Sabouni ; foreword by Roger Scruton
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 178-181)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The battle for freedom: one who lacks cannot give back -- The battle of old Homs: the defeat of the old by the new -- The battle of mortar: traditional ethics vs. modern life -- The battle of Baba Amr: social fabric as a foundation for urban design -- The battle for a home: nowhere old, nowhere new -- The battle for continuity: building on the past for the future
Control code
ocn948239501
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
183 pages
Isbn
9780500343173
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)948239501
Label
The battle for home : the vision of a young architect in Syria, Marwa Al-Sabouni ; foreword by Roger Scruton
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 178-181)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The battle for freedom: one who lacks cannot give back -- The battle of old Homs: the defeat of the old by the new -- The battle of mortar: traditional ethics vs. modern life -- The battle of Baba Amr: social fabric as a foundation for urban design -- The battle for a home: nowhere old, nowhere new -- The battle for continuity: building on the past for the future
Control code
ocn948239501
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
183 pages
Isbn
9780500343173
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)948239501

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