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The battle for home: the vision of a young architect in Syria
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Contributors:
Scruton, Roger, author of foreword.
Published:
New York, New York : Thames & Hudson, [2016].
Physical Desc:
183 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Status:
Carmichael
720.95691 A316 2016
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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. With first-hand accounts of mortar attacks and stories of refugees struggling to find a home, this compelling and original book explores the personal impact of the conflict and offers hope for how architecture can play a role in rebuilding a sense of identity within a damaged society.

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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. With first-hand accounts of mortar attacks and stories of refugees struggling to find a home, this compelling and original book explores the personal impact of the conflict and offers hope for how architecture can play a role in rebuilding a sense of identity within a damaged society.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Al-Sabouni, M., & Scruton, R. (2016). The battle for home: the vision of a young architect in Syria. New York, New York, Thames & Hudson.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Al-Sabouni, Marwa and Roger, Scruton. 2016. The Battle for Home: The Vision of a Young Architect in Syria. New York, New York, Thames & Hudson.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Al-Sabouni, Marwa and Roger, Scruton, The Battle for Home: The Vision of a Young Architect in Syria. New York, New York, Thames & Hudson, 2016.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Al-Sabouni, Marwa, and Roger Scruton. The Battle for Home: The Vision of a Young Architect in Syria. New York, New York, Thames & Hudson, 2016.

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