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Hassan Fathy and Continuity in Islamic Arts and Architecture

Ahmad Hamid


Hassan Fathy, the Egyptian architect known for his recognition of the potential of vernacular forms as a vital force in contemporary architectural design, sought to integrate the traditions of Islamic art with his modern visions for living. Guided by Fathy's principles, this book's author, an architect who collaborated with Hassan Fathy in the Institute for Appropriate Technology, identifies questions about the nature of Islamic art and its building culture, as well as the origins of modern architecture. This book provides new insights into Hassan Fathy's profuse, pathbreaking design documents ... More

Keywords: Hassan Fathy, architecture, vernacular forms, architectural design, Islamic art, building culture

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9789774163418
Published to Cairo Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.5743/cairo/9789774163418.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ahmad Hamid, author