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The Resource The battle for home : the memoir of a Syrian architect, Marwa al-Sabouni ; foreword by Roger Scruton

The battle for home : the memoir of a Syrian architect, Marwa al-Sabouni ; foreword by Roger Scruton

Label
The battle for home : the memoir of a Syrian architect
Title
The battle for home
Title remainder
the memoir of a Syrian architect
Statement of responsibility
Marwa al-Sabouni ; foreword by Roger Scruton
Creator
Contributor
Author
Author of introduction
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Summary
An architect's eyewitness account of living and working in war-torn Syria traces the history of diversity and tolerance in the region while sharing insights into the role of architecture in refugee life and community survival
Biography type
individual biography
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10495030
Cataloging source
QPPL
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Al-Sabouni, Marwa
Dewey number
956.91
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Scruton, Roger
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True
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  • Al-Sabouni, Marwa
  • Women architects
  • Syria
  • Syria
  • Syria
Target audience
adult
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the vision of a young architect in Syria
Label
The battle for home : the memoir of a Syrian architect, Marwa al-Sabouni ; foreword by Roger Scruton
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000057309464
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
183 pages
Isbn
9780500343173
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)948239501
Label
The battle for home : the memoir of a Syrian architect, Marwa al-Sabouni ; foreword by Roger Scruton
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000057309464
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
183 pages
Isbn
9780500343173
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)948239501

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