The Battle for Home: The Vision of a Young Architect in Syria (Hardcover)

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By Marwa Al-Sabouni, Roger Scruton (Foreword by)
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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, these actions are symptomatic of wider abuses of power With firsthand accounts of mortar attacks and stories of refugees struggling to find a home, The Battle for Home is a compelling explanation of 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.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780500343173
ISBN-10: 0500343179
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Publication Date: May 17th, 2016
Pages: 208
Language: English