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The Architecture of Yemen

From Yafi to Hadramut
Laurence King Publishing

By Salma Samar Kamluji

9-3/4 x 13 in; 304 pp;
600 illustrations, 400 in color
Hardcover
November 2008
ISBN 9781856695145
ISBN10 185669514X

SKU# 9781856695145

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Until the early 1990s the southern and eastern towns of Yemen were extremely difficult to access. The result of nearly two decades of research, this is the first book to offer an in-depth investigation into the characteristic architecture of the region. T...
The Architecture of Yemen


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The Architecture of Yemen

Until the early 1990s the southern and eastern towns of Yemen were extremely difficult to access. The result of nearly two decades of research, this is the first book to offer an in-depth investigation into the characteristic architecture of the region. The author's first hand research provides detailed insights into building techniques and methods, though still practiced, are little known outside the area.

Refreshingly, the book moves out of the more familiar major cities into the hinterlands and explores regions that could be said to be the last strongholds of traditional Arab architecture. The author was allowed to visit locations and sites that had previously been closed to architectural historians. As a result of this privileged access, the text and images combine to convey unique insights and viewpoints: those of the master builders and house owners who actually create and inhabit the buildings.

 

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9-3/4 x 13 in; 304 pp;
600 illustrations, 400 in color
Hardcover
November 2008
ISBN 9781856695145
ISBN10 185669514X
Salma Samar Damluji is an architect and and architectural consultant. She has published several books, including The Architecture of Oman (1998) and The Architecture of The United Arab Emirates (2006), and has curated a number of exhibitions in London.