Building for Hope: Towards an Architecture of Belonging (Hardback)
  • Building for Hope: Towards an Architecture of Belonging (Hardback)
zoom

Building for Hope: Towards an Architecture of Belonging (Hardback)

(author)
£20.00
Hardback 224 Pages / Published: 18/03/2021
  • 10+ in stock

Available

  • This item has been added to your basket
Your local Waterstones may have stock of this item. Please check by using Click & Collect
Marwa al Sabouni was a little-known architect, living in battle-ravaged Homs, unable to practice her profession as the buildings and the lives around her and across Syria were reduced to rubble. Rather than flee her country, like so many of her compatriots, she remained, committed to the belief that the multilayered and multifaceted society she grew up in was worth rebuilding. She turned her fierce intelligence to chronicling how her city and country were undone through decades of architectural mismanagement and mistakes.

The result was The Battle for Home. Published in 2016, the book and her story attracted the attention of international news media and received critical acclaim around the world. She became a TED fellow; some suggested she be nominated for architecture's highest honour, the Pritzker Prize.

Until the book was published, al Sabouni had rarely travelled outside of her native country, but The Battle for Home gained her invitations to speak to audiences, institutes and experts across the world. Her travels, combined with her deep understanding of the Middle Eastern heritage and values, provided al Sabouni with insights into a wide range of cities, which informed her views on how cities best work, how they might fail, and what can be done to enrich and harmonize the lives of all their inhabitants. This is a rich journey, drawing together several narratives: her personal observations of some of the world's most fascinating cities, from Detroit to Helsinki, from Bristol to Amsterdam; the lessons that Western societies might learn from Islamic culture; and philosophical reflections, drawing on a range of thinkers, on how our personal and communal spaces can provide the basic foundations for happiness. Through this rich tapestry of personal experience, unblinking perspective, and unsettling insight, al Sabouni offers the reader real-world solutions - and hope - for how the conditions for enduring peace might be created in an increasingly polarizing world.

Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
ISBN: 9780500343722
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 560 g
Dimensions: 234 x 153 mm

You may also be interested in...

Symbols in Art
Added to basket
£10.95
Paperback
Women Artists
Added to basket
£10.95
Paperback
The Street Photographer's Manual
Added to basket
The World According to Coco
Added to basket
John Nash
Added to basket
£30.00
Hardback
Shaping the World
Added to basket
The Book of Pebbles
Added to basket
The Fashion Design Course
Added to basket
Modernists & Mavericks
Added to basket
Nature's Palette
Added to basket
£35.00
Hardback
Why Fashion Matters
Added to basket
Contemporary Painting
Added to basket
Building St Paul's
Added to basket
Chanel
Added to basket
£30.00
Hardback
A History of Pictures
Added to basket

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.