The Resource Re-imaging the City : A New Conceptualisation of the Urban Logic of the “Islamic city”, by Somaiyeh Falahat, (electronic resource)

Re-imaging the City : A New Conceptualisation of the Urban Logic of the “Islamic city”, by Somaiyeh Falahat, (electronic resource)

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Re-imaging the City : A New Conceptualisation of the Urban Logic of the “Islamic city”
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Re-imaging the City
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A New Conceptualisation of the Urban Logic of the “Islamic city”
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by Somaiyeh Falahat
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eng
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Somaiyeh Falahat investigates the spatial and morphological logic of pre-modern Middle Eastern and North African cities, so-called “Islamic cities”. She bases her argument on the fact that the city, and consequently its form and structure, similar to other human products, have deep roots in the thought-structure of the people. Thus, to know such places properly, one has to refer to this life-world and use it as a structure to observe the city. This approach aims at opening new levels of understanding of the city by grasping indigenous concepts and structures; it puts forward claims for the possibility of a new method of analysis. The author studies the historic city of Isfahan as the case study and suggests that an indigenous term, Hezar-Too, can explain the complexity of the city, which has been interpreted as labyrinthine and maze-like, accounting for the essence of the city and its form in an appropriate way. Looking at the city from this new point of view can help in observing it in its context and subsequently in discovering its real character. Contents The Model of “Islamic City” The Idea of Labyrinth Discovering the City Towards a New Terminology Target Groups Researchers and students in the fields of architecture and history of urban development particularly with a focus on the Middle Eastern-North African cities Architects, historian and planner of urban development About the Author Somaiyeh Falahat is a senior researcher and lecturer based at Technische Universität Berlin
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Falahat, Somaiyeh
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NA1-9428
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non fiction
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  • Architecture
  • Architecture / Design
  • Architecture, general
  • Architectural History and Theory
  • Urbanism
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Re-imaging the City : A New Conceptualisation of the Urban Logic of the “Islamic city”, by Somaiyeh Falahat, (electronic resource)
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VII, 216 p. 75 illus.
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electronic
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9783658045968
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10.1007/978-3-658-04596-8
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Re-imaging the City : A New Conceptualisation of the Urban Logic of the “Islamic city”, by Somaiyeh Falahat, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
VII, 216 p. 75 illus.
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9783658045968
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-658-04596-8
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online resource.
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absent
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access
Specific material designation
remote
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(DE-He213)978-3-658-04596-8

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