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Damascus - Hidden Treasures of the Old City

£45.00

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Damascus, reputed to be the oldest continually inhabited city on earth, has enjoyed eras of immense power, and great cultural and artistic achievement. Alongside some of the most magnificent architecture in the Islamic world, such as the Umayyad Mosque, the city can also boast a heritage of fairy-tale palaces and sumptuous private houses now threatened by neglect. This book sets out to record these architectural gems and to raise the awareness of the outside world to the plight of the Old City of Damascus before it is too late. The authors were given unprecedented access to the "hidden" city in order to complete the task. The text describes Damascus through the ages, gives an account of daily life and concludes with descriptions of the houses and the people who built and lived in them. Dust wrapper and book covers both in very good condition, all pages clean and crisp. Contains profuse photographs throughout.

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Author(s):
Keenan Brigid
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
2000
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
224
Publisher:
Thames & Hudson
Title:
Damascus - Hidden Treasures of the Old City

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Damascus, reputed to be the oldest continually inhabited city on earth, has enjoyed eras of immense power, and great cultural and artistic achievement. Alongside some of the most magnificent architecture in the Islamic world, such as the Umayyad Mosque, the city can also boast a heritage of fairy-tale palaces and sumptuous private houses now threatened by neglect. This book sets out to record these architectural gems and to raise the awareness of the outside world to the plight of the Old City of Damascus before it is too late. The authors were given unprecedented access to the "hidden" city in order to complete the task. The text describes Damascus through the ages, gives an account of daily life and concludes with descriptions of the houses and the people who built and lived in them. Dust wrapper and book covers both in very good condition, all pages clean and crisp. Contains profuse photographs throughout.

Added value:
First Edition
Author(s):
Keenan Brigid
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
2000
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
224
Publisher:
Thames & Hudson
Title:
Damascus - Hidden Treasures of the Old City

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