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Essays, Arguments & Interviews on Modern Architecture Kuwait

edited by Ricardo Camacho, Sara Saragoça, Roberto Fabbri ; contributors, Adel Albloushi [and 25 others]
Format
Book
Published
Salenstein, Switzerland : Niggli, imprint of Braun Publishing AG, 2018.
Edition
First edition
Language
English
Variant Title
Essays, arguments and interviews on Modern architecture Kuwait
Modern architecture Kuwait, essays, arguments & interviews
ISBN
9783721209587, 3721209583
Contents
  • Atlas and introduction
  • Old walls and new streets: modernity, global capital and orientalism in Kuwait's urbanisation history / essay by Marisa Baptista
  • Transcript from Destruction of the Middle East? / by Karim Jamal
  • To whom are we giving custory of our modern architecture heritage? / argument by Adel Albloushi
  • The Pietilä Kuwait buildings revisited / argument by Thorsten Botz-Bornstein
  • Transcript from Sunshine and the rule of law / by Anthony Blee, Lynda Relph-Knight
  • Towards a critique of a Kuwait nahdha: Al-'Imara al-Haditha and the competing narratives on architecture and urban modernity / essay by Asseel al-Ragam
  • Interview with Sabah al-Rayes
  • The boom / argument by Naji Moujaes
  • Interview with Maath Alousi
  • The making of an Arab architect / essay by Ricardo Camacho
  • Interview with Charles Haddad
  • Sharing and building modernities: Egyptian architects in Kuwait, 1950s-1990s / essay by Manar Moursi
  • My professional experience in Kuwait, 1980-1986 / argument by Ismail Rifaat
  • Mobilities of architecture in the Global Cold War: from socialist Poland to Kuwait and back / essay by Łukasz Stanek
  • A series of short interviews with: Stig Egnell, Hisham Munir, Ala Hason, Saad al-Zubaidi, Abdulaziz Sultan
  • Souq brutal: Kuwait's modernity and the new Souqs / essay by Sara Saragoça Soares
  • Interview with Edward Nilsson
  • Speculations: U.S. architects and modernisation in Kuwait / essay by Michael Kubo
  • Interview with Sabah Abi-Hanna
  • The role of Franco Albini in Kuwait / argument by Claudia Cagneschi & Enrico Mambelli
  • Prototyping spaces for education: pedagogy, school planning, standarisation, and prefabrication in Kuwait's drive to modernity / essay by Roberto Fabbri
  • Transcript from Kuwait National Competition entry 1960 / by Zdravko Bregovac
  • Utopian dreams in the making of Kuwait: from sand and mud to grass and concrete / essay by Dalal M. Alsayer
  • Transcript from Kuwait National Museum Competition entry 1960 / by Affonso Eduardo Reidy
  • The evolutionary identity: at the occasion of Um Qasaba Waterfront by Doxiadis Associates / essay by Yannis Kitanis.
Description
247 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Notes
  • "Published in 2016, Modern Architecture Kuwait 1949-1989 is the first systematic analysis of Kuwait's building production. This second volume collects essays, arguments, and interviews that focus on the role of individuals and corporations in the process of perceiving, transforming, and building the modern state of Kuwait. The post-WWII environment along with political and artistic solidarity in the emerging Arab World promoted an exchange of ideas and individuals throughout the region. This edited collection uncovers the regional context that established the modern practice of architecture and planning between the 1940s and 1980s. The editors of "Modern Architecture Kuwait 1949-1989" selected a diverse group of contributors from both Kuwait and abroad to produce expertly researched and crafted essays and arguments. The interviews conducted by the editors between 2012 and 2016 appear as transcripts, while other relevant published materials produced in or on Kuwait from 1949 until 1989 are also featured. In their own essays, the editors explore broader topics such as the political and socio-economic process of modernisation in the country, the educational and professional establishment of the architectural practice in the region, and the development of a contemporary construction industry in Kuwait. Also, the volume's introduction includes an atlas that traces the movement of architects, planners, and projects for and from Kuwait, mapping a series of unprecedented reciprocities between geographical, economic, political, and social realities in the Arab World. The second collection expands far beyond the first volume, challenging different narratives while also connecting divergent spheres to offer readers a critical look at a local perspective based on a regional context"--Page [4] of cover.
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 242-245).
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