Architectural identity demystified: visual voices from the Arab world

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Abstract

This chapter offers a positional interpretation and interrogates the irony of identity, tradition and modernity by critically outlining a number of visual voices that represent selected interventions developed within the Arab World. Through a reading of trends that emerged over the past few decades an effort is made to place such a reading in focus by outlining contextual geo-cultural politics and their inferences on the shaping of architectural identity. An approach for a deeper insight into contemporary Arab architecture within which inevitable trends co-exist is framed based on positivistic and anti-positivistic positions and their underlying ontological and epistemological perspectives.
LanguageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Cultural Role of Architecture
Subtitle of host publicationContemporary and Historical Perspectives
EditorsPaul Emmons, Jane Lomholt, John S Hendrix
Place of PublicationLondon
Pages175-185
Number of pages11
Publication statusPublished - 31 Jan 2012

Keywords

  • architectural identity
  • Arabian Peninsula
  • symbolism
  • meaning

Cite this

Salama, A. M. (2012). Architectural identity demystified: visual voices from the Arab world. In P. Emmons, J. Lomholt, & J. S. Hendrix (Eds.), The Cultural Role of Architecture: Contemporary and Historical Perspectives (pp. 175-185). London.
Salama, Ashraf M. / Architectural identity demystified : visual voices from the Arab world. The Cultural Role of Architecture: Contemporary and Historical Perspectives. editor / Paul Emmons ; Jane Lomholt ; John S Hendrix. London, 2012. pp. 175-185
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