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Architecture, Mysticism and Myth
W. R. Lethaby Architecture, Mysticism and Myth
  • English
  • 78156 Words
  • Ages 0 and up
  • 497
  • 2

This classic explores the symbolism of classical architecture. A milestone in relating mysticism to design, it shows the correlation between mythology and the design of St. Paul's Cathedral, the Taj Mahal, the Palace of Versailles, and other architectural masterpieces. This... Read more...

Keywords: achitecture, mysticism, myth, mythology, art, history, esoteric and occult, ancient mysteries, religion, mystery schools, hidden knowledge, secret knowledge


Abdel-moniem El-Shorbagy THE VILLAGE


  • English
  • 6921 Words
  • Ages 12 and up
  • 290
  • 1

New Gourna village is the most famous and well-documented project designed by the late Egyptian architect Hassan Fathy. While some other villages were realised by the architect, only this work achieved immediate fame, and it has, in many respects, remained a controversial p... Read more...

Keywords: Hassan Fathy, New Gourna, Village Planning, Vernacular Architecture, Built Environment, Mud Brick, Earth Architectecture, Community Architecture, Self-help Buildings


The Archaeological Excavations of Jammu and Kashmir
Ishwar Singh The Archaeological Excavations of Jammu and Kashmir

Discovering Ancient Civilizations, Artifacts, and Architectural Marvels Through Archaeological Excavations

  • English
  • 63424 Words
  • Ages 10 and up
  • 3
  • 0

The Archaeological Excavations of Jammu and Kashmir: Discovering Ancient Civilizations, Artifacts, and Architectural Marvels Through Archaeological Excavations is a book I am presenting with tremendous satisfaction and a deep feeling of fulfillment. As the project's creator... Read more...

Keywords: Indian Culture, Archaeology, Jammu Kashmir, India


Farbgestaltung in Wohnräumen
Joyce Thedjasuyra Farbgestaltung in Wohnräumen
  • German
  • 2493 Words
  • Ages 0 and up
  • 977
  • 0

Die farbliche Gestaltung ist whol die schwierigeste Entscheidung bei der Dekoration, sie ist immer individuell auf das jeweilige Objekt und ihre Bewohner abzustimmen.

Es sind viele Dinge zu bedenken, aber es gibt auch Hilfen, die es ermöglichen eine richtige Entscheidung zu treffen.

Keywords: Farbe, Color, Raum, Innenarchitektur, Idea, Dekoration, Kreatifität


Hassan Fathy
Abdel-moniem El-Shorbagy Hassan Fathy

Prophet of Earth Architecture

  • English
  • 19627 Words
  • Ages 14 and up
  • 207
  • 0

The Egyptian architect and master builder, Hassan Fathy (1900-1989) was one of the first architects to found a new approach based on a conception of interpreting forms and masses from the past. He was unique in believing that this language could exist alongside that of an a... Read more...

Keywords: Hassan Fathy, Earth Architecture, Mud, Culture, Tradition, Luxor, Egypt, Housing the Poor


Exile in Greece
Abdel-moniem El-Shorbagy Exile in Greece

Hassan Fathy in Athens

  • English
  • 8301 Words
  • Ages 14 and up
  • 231
  • 0

In 1957 the Egyptian architect Hassan Fathy left Egypt for five years, going to Greece when Constantinos A. Doxiadis asked him to join his organisation in Athens. Although Fathy was recognised as a proponent of nationalistic attitudes, he left Egypt at the time when it had ... Read more...

Keywords: Hassan Fathy, Constantinos A. Doxiadis, Architecture, City of the Future, ekistics, Africa, Iraq Housing Programme, contemporaneity, Auto-Colonialism


The Guru
Abdel-moniem El-Shorbagy The Guru

Hassan Fathy's Late Career

  • English
  • 14697 Words
  • Ages 14 and up
  • 124
  • 0

Hassan Fathy returned from Athens to live in Cairo in 1962. He was thoroughly depressed at the thought of having to live among the noisy, crowded streets of modern Cairo. However, he lived in a flat in the Aly Labib house, a Mamluk house built in the 18th century and was kn... Read more...

Keywords: Hassan Fathy, Cairo, Arab House, New Bariz, Dar Al-Islam, New Mexico, Nassif House, Jeddah, Kazerouni House, Shabramant, Tradition, Culture


Egyptian Architects
Abdel-moniem El-Shorbagy Egyptian Architects

Within the Context of Egypt’s Cultural and Intellectual History

  • English
  • 11384 Words
  • Ages 14 and up
  • 85
  • 0

This book evolved out of the examination of the works of selected Egyptian architects, whose architectural views and approaches have had an outstanding influence on the development of Egypt’s twentieth century architecture. It contains an analysis of their architectural bac... Read more...

Keywords: Egypt, Architects, Culture, Tradition, Modern Architecture


Abdel-moniem El-Shorbagy VISION

Hassan Fathy in the Context of 20th Century Architecture

  • English
  • 13866 Words
  • Ages 14 and up
  • 181
  • 0

Hassan Fathy is one of the most important architects of the twentieth century, whose works have had a widespread influence on the architecture of the Islamic world and whose ideas have extended to the Western world. This book focuses on the complexity of Fathy’s architectur... Read more...

Keywords: Hassan Fathy, Modern, Postmodern, Twentieth Century Architecture, Community, Earth


Abdel-moniem El-Shorbagy NAOUM SHEBIB

Father of Skyscrapers in Egypt

  • English
  • 2028 Words
  • Ages 14 and up
  • 87
  • 0

Naoum Shebib (195-1985) is an Egyptian architect and structural engineer. He is considered as the “Father of Skyscraper” as well as modern architecture in Egypt. Throughout his career, Shebib was very keen to adapt innovative designs as well as invent new structural element... Read more...

Keywords: Naoum Shebib, Tall Buildings, Churches, Modern Architecture


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