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Architectural Heritage of Yemen

Buildings that Fill My Eye

With Contributions by Ronald Lewcock, Noha Sadek, Trevor H.J. Marchand, Barbara Finster, Nancy Um, Venetia Porter, Shelagh Weir, Fernando Varanda, Pamela Jerome, Sabina Antonini De Maigret, Cristina Muradore, Renzo Ravagnan, Nabil al-Makaleh, Abdullah al-Dailami, Ingrid Hehmeyer, Tim Mackintosh-Smith, Gabriele vom Bruck, Anne Meneley, Deborah Dorman, and St John Simpson

Distributed for Gingko Library

Architectural Heritage of Yemen

Buildings that Fill My Eye

With Contributions by Ronald Lewcock, Noha Sadek, Trevor H.J. Marchand, Barbara Finster, Nancy Um, Venetia Porter, Shelagh Weir, Fernando Varanda, Pamela Jerome, Sabina Antonini De Maigret, Cristina Muradore, Renzo Ravagnan, Nabil al-Makaleh, Abdullah al-Dailami, Ingrid Hehmeyer, Tim Mackintosh-Smith, Gabriele vom Bruck, Anne Meneley, Deborah Dorman, and St John Simpson
Generations of highly skilled masons, carpenters and craftspeople have deftly employed local materials and indigenous technologies to create urban architectural assemblages, gardens, and rural landscapes that dialogue harmoniously with the natural contours and geological conditions of Yemen.  Unfortunately, a sharp escalation in military action and violence in the country since the 1990s has had a devastating impact on the region’s rich cultural heritage. In bringing together the astute observations and reflections of an international and interdisciplinary group of acclaimed scholars, this book aims to raise awareness of Yemen’s long history of cultural creativity and the urgent need for international collaboration to protect it and its people from the destructive forces that have beset the region.
 

240 pages | 100 color plates, 20 maps | 9 1/2 x 10 | © 2017

Architecture: Architecture--Criticism


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“The wide range of topics covered by the volume, as well as the broad perspectives of individual authors, provide the reader with a more holistic view of Yemen’s built environment than that available in any single volume. This, along with the book’s activist agenda, makes it required reading for anyone interested in the heritage of Yemen and its future.”

Bulletin of the British Foundation for the Study of Arabia

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