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Contemporary Architecture and Urbanism in Iran : Tradition, Modernity, and the Production of

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This book presents an in-depth critical analysis of the internationally recognized, place-specific works of three Iranian architects (Nader Ardalan, Kamran Diba and Hossein Amanat) during the 60s and 70s, and their significant contribution to the emerging anti-modernist discourse.
It argues that from the mid-19th century onwards architecture and urban design in Iran has been oscillated between two extremes of modernity and tradition. Drawing on the theory of ‘critical regionalism’ (Kenneth Frampton), the book critically analyses writings and works of the above-mentioned architects and contends that they created a ‘space-in-between’ which unified two extremes of tradition and modernity in a creative way (Khalq-i Jadid: New Creation). The book also contains three in-depth interviews with architects to discuss their singular narrative of the creation of ‘in-between’. A concluding chapter addresses the promises of critical regionalist architecture and urban design in post-Revolutionary Iran as well as the Middle East, where the dichotomy of tradition and modernity is yet a valid account.
Number of Pages: 193
Genre: Social Science, History
Series Title: Urban
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Author: M. Reza Shirazi
Language: English
Street Date: January 29, 2018
TCIN: 53486222
UPC: 9783319721842
Item Number (DPCI): 248-73-5234

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