Hassan Fathy and Continuity in Islamic Arts and Architecture

Hassan Fathy and Continuity in Islamic Arts and Architecture -by Ahmad Hamid

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The book dissected Fathy’s ideology and work in details. Besides introducing his work in a general way, the author also talked about Fathy’s view and definition on sustainability, the social responsibility of architects, how he thinks of craftsmanship and its relation to economics. Through quoting useful sources and comparing Fathy’s idea to the others (such as comparing Fathy’s view on preserving craftsmanship with the Art and Craft Movement by William Morris), the image of Fathy becomes clearer to the audience. The in-depth analysis of Fathy also gives the readers’ insights into a more holistic understanding of the architect.

 

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