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MONOGRAFIAS / ENSAYOS ARQUITECTOS
THE BATTLE FOR HOME
THE BATTLE FOR HOME. MEMOIR IF A SYRIAN ARCHITECT
2016
184
978-0-500-34317-3
ENGLISH

sinopsis

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.


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