Normal view MARC view ISBD view

Architecture for the poor [electronic resource] : an experiment in rural Egypt / Hassan Fathy.

By: Fathy, Hassan.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1976Edition: Pbk. ed.Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 233 p., [111] p. of plates) : ill., maps.ISBN: 9780226239149 (electronic bk.); 0226239144 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Community development -- Egypt -- Qurna | SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Sociology -- Rural | Egypt -- Economic conditions | Egypt -- Social conditions | სოციოლოგია | სოციალური პირობები - ეგვიპტე | ეკონომიკური მდგომარეობა -ეგვიპტე | არქიტექტურა ღარიბების თვის - ეგვიპტური - ექსპერიმენტიGenre/Form: Electronic books. Additional physical formats: Print version:: Architecture for the poor.DDC classification: 307.72/0962 LOC classification: HN790.Q7 | F33 1976ebOnline resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Foreword; Preface; 1 Prelude: Dream and Reality; 2 Chorale: Man, Society, and Technology; 3 Fugue: Architect, Peasant, and Bureaucrat; 4 Finale: Gourna Dormant; Appendix I: Cost Analysis of Labor and Rates of the Execution of Works; Appendix II: In-Service Training; Appendix III: Organization of Work; Appendix IV: Foundations; Appendix V: Brick Making; Appendix VI: Cost Analysis at the Moment when the Project Was Handed Over to the Ministry of Social Affairs; Glossary; Illustrations.
Summary: Architecture for the Poor describes Hassan Fathy's plan for building the village of New Gourna, near Luxor, Egypt, without the use of more modern and expensive materials such as steel and concrete. Using mud bricks, the native technique that Fathy learned in Nubia, and such traditional Egyptian architectural designs as enclosed courtyards and vaulted roofing, Fathy worked with the villagers to tailor his designs to their needs. He taught them how to work with the bricks, supervised the erection of the buildings, and encouraged the revival of such ancient crafts as claustra (lattice designs in the mudwork) to adorn the buildings.
Tags from this library: No tags from this library for this title. Log in to add tags.
Item type Current location Call number URL Status Date due Barcode
ელ.რესურსი ელ.რესურსი ეროვნული სამეცნიერო ბიბლიოთეკა 1
316 (Browse shelf) http://web.a.ebscohost.com/ehost/detail/detail?sid=6e969d44-86c8-401d-8648-006993f273ed%40sessionmgr4005&vid=0&hid=4209&bdata=JnNpdGU9ZWhvc3QtbGl2ZQ%3d%3d#db=nlebk&AN=312167 შესამოწმებელია

Published in 1969 under title: Gourna: a tale of two villages, in a limited ed., by the Ministry of Culture, Cairo.

Foreword; Preface; 1 Prelude: Dream and Reality; 2 Chorale: Man, Society, and Technology; 3 Fugue: Architect, Peasant, and Bureaucrat; 4 Finale: Gourna Dormant; Appendix I: Cost Analysis of Labor and Rates of the Execution of Works; Appendix II: In-Service Training; Appendix III: Organization of Work; Appendix IV: Foundations; Appendix V: Brick Making; Appendix VI: Cost Analysis at the Moment when the Project Was Handed Over to the Ministry of Social Affairs; Glossary; Illustrations.

Architecture for the Poor describes Hassan Fathy's plan for building the village of New Gourna, near Luxor, Egypt, without the use of more modern and expensive materials such as steel and concrete. Using mud bricks, the native technique that Fathy learned in Nubia, and such traditional Egyptian architectural designs as enclosed courtyards and vaulted roofing, Fathy worked with the villagers to tailor his designs to their needs. He taught them how to work with the bricks, supervised the erection of the buildings, and encouraged the revival of such ancient crafts as claustra (lattice designs in the mudwork) to adorn the buildings.

There are no comments for this item.

Log in to your account to post a comment.

ეროვნული სამეცნიერო ბიბლიოთეკა 2010 - 2019

გაუგზავნე შეკითხვა ან მოთხოვნა ბიბლიოთეკას