Globalization and the Search for Modern Local Architecture: Learning from Baghdad

 

Globalization and the Search for Modern Local Architecture: Learning from Baghdad 

by Hoshiar Nooraddin in Planning Middle Eastern Cities: An Urban Kaleidoscope in a Globalizing World

 

This chapter has the most comprehensive description on the political and social environment of Iraq from the 1950s to 1980s. It documented the situation of Iraq after the handover of the British Empire in the 1920s, and the historical events that led to Iraq’s invitation to the international architects in the 50s, and their subsequent decline. Nooraddin also investigated in the translation of Iraqi culture through architecture since the 1960s as a result of regime change, and how two of the most prominent local architects, Chadirji and Makiya expressed locality in their architecture.

 

 

 

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