Art and Architecture
English edition  
March  2018
416 pp.
325 color illus. 
Hardbound
29X24 cm
$75.00
LE850
ISBN 9789774167898
For sale worldwide

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Hassan Fathy

An Architectural Life Edited by Leïla el-Wakil

A beautifully illustrated study of the life and times of the legendary Egyptian architect

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. Contributors: Leila el-Wakil, Camille Abele, Jo Abram, Rémi Baudou, Ahmad Hamid, Nadia Radwan, Samir Radwan, Ola Seif, Jessica Stevens-Campos, Mercedes Volait, Nicholas Warner.
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Leïla el-Wakil teaches the history of architecture and architectural conservation at the University of Geneva.

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