The History of Qatari Architecture

From 1800 to 1950

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ISBN: 9788861307933 Category:

Ibrahim Jaidah, Malika Bourennane

Description

The first book that examines the geographical, historical, and functional aspects of architecture in Qatar. Historically, in the old architecture of Qatar, the urban development of cities and villages was based on the creation of agglomerations of housing units. These agglomerations were the essence of traditional Qatari architecture which can be defined as architecture of social values, derived from a combination of different factors such as religion, privacy, and the extended family. After the discovery of oil, Qatar became a wealthy country and saw the introduction of a new modern language which did not reflect the vernacular architecture.

Additional information

Weight 1706 g
Dimensions 25 x 28.6 cm
Publisher name Skira Editore S.p.A
Publication date 12 March 2010
Number of pages 336
Format Hardback
Dimensions 25 x 28.6 cm
Weight 1706 g