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Book Review: Marwa Al-Sabouni, The Battle for Home. Memoir of a Syrian Architect

  • With the pictures of bombing, ruins, and death coming from Syria, Marwa Al-Sabouni looks at the role of architecture and planning in the protracted conflict. In a first-hand account from the war-ravaged city of Homs, she tells the story of her native city, illustrated by her own drawings and autobiography. The book consists of six chapters, or six battles, and brings together the role of politics of urban planning, heritage, forced displacement and refugee crisis. The foreword of the book is written by the British philosopher Sir Roger Scruton, followed by a preface to the new edition by the author, and an introduction. The final part of the book includes, in addition to notes and acknowledgement, a historical timeline with the main events in Syria’s modern history, and a discussion guide for a deeper understanding of the Syrian society.

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Author:Zeina Elcheikh
URL:https://www.visual-history.de/2018/12/03/book-review-marwa-al-sabouni-the-battle-for-home/
DOI:https://doi.org/10.14765/zzf.dok-1632
Publisher:ZZF - Centre for Contemporary History: Visual History
Place of publication:Potsdam
Document Type:Online Publication
Language:English
Date of first Publication:2018/12/03
Release Date:2019/09/05
ZZF Topic-Classification:Fotografie
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ZZF Chronological-Classification:ohne epochalen Schwerpunkt
ZZF Regional-Classification:Asien / Zentralasien
Web-Publications:Visual-History
Licence (German):License LogoZZF - Clio Lizenz