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Baghdad Arts Deco: Architectural Brickwork 1920-1950


ISBN: 9789774163562

Hardcover: 160 pages
Publisher: The American University in Cairo Press, 2010
Language: English
Product Dimensions: 30.5 x 24.6 x 1.8 cm

Despite the dictatorship, international sanctions, and the ravages of war, Baghdad endures with a surprisingly exceptional modern architectural heritage. This beautifully illustrated study reveals the splendours of early twentieth-century architecture that still stand in the streets of Iraq’s capital.

Caecilia Pieri’s physical documentation foregrounds the physical reality of modern Baghdad, very differently from the images we normally see in the media. She draws on a number if unpublished sources and documents to present Baghdad’s architecture in a historical perspective.

With essays from Rifat Chadirji, Ihsan Fethi and Naim Kattan.

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