24 books
Architecture and Urban Studies arabic[2] english[9] french[13]
Réglementation et Formes Urbaines. Le Cas de Beyrouth
Elie El-Achkar
Cahiers du CERMOC, No 20 1998
Thorough research on urban issues in post-war Beirut through a study of legislations and their impact on construction in the Lebanese capital.
Questions sur le Patimoine Architectural et Urbain au Liban
Ziad Akl, Michael E. Davie
Ouest-France 2000
The Lebanese architecture and urban heritage. Identity and Memory through destruction and reconstruction.
Beyrouth, Grand Beyrouth
Jean-Luc Arnaud
Cahiers du CERMOC, No 16 1998
Study of old and new centers, close and far-off outskirts, in the East and the West parts of the city Beirut; through an analysis of the economic, strategic, political and territorial tools in the hands of the perpetrators of these transformations, and an analysis of the family and business networks, the social and space mobility which are also issues that have marked this evolution.
Al-Imar Wal-Maslahat Al-Aammat, Fil-Ijtimaa Wal-Thakafat: Maana Al-Madinat Soukkanuha
Nabil Beyhum
Dar Al-Jadid 1995
A collection of articles showing the effect of the reconstruction of Beirut on its people.
Reconstruire Beyrouth : les Paris sur le Possible (Round table at Lyon, 27 - 29 novembre 1990)
Nabil Bayhum
Maison de l'Orient Mediterraneen 1992
The reconstruction of Beirut considering the social, political, legal, economical, geographical and urban structure of Lebanon after 15 years of Civil War.
Du Privé au Public : Espaces et Valeurs du Politique au Proche-Orient
Seteney Shami,Marianne Petit,Fatiha Dazi-Heni,Chawqi Douaihy,Joelle Deluz-La Bruyere et Zineb Guerroudj-Benzerfa,Jean-Claude David,May Davie,Françoise de Bel Air,Brigitte Curmi,Ahmad Beydoun,Nabil Beyhum
Cahiers du CERMOC, No 8 1994
Analysis of the loose line separating the private and public life in Middle-Eastern societies where practices, authorities and values shape coexistence on both individual and collective levels.
Mouvements Communautaires et Espaces Urbains au Machreq
Waddah Charara, Bachchar Chbarou, Guy Leonard, Salim Nasr, Michel Seurat, Jean-Pierre Thieck, Mona Zakharia
Urban crisis in the Arabic Levant marked with the conflict between religions and the multiple attempts to solve the problems related to the identities of the different groups.
Compétences des Citadins dans le Monde Arabe
F. Abachi, A. Arrif, R. Bekkar, I. Berry-Chikhaoui, R. Cattedra, L. Chouikha, A. Deboulet, J.C. Depaule, O. Feneyrol, B. Florin, J.P. Frey, M. Janati, M. Mohalla, C. Miller, F. Bouchanine, N. Puig, L. Roulleau-Berger, S. Sfaxi, R. Boumedine, P. Signoles
Urban fabrication of the city in the Arab World; through an analysis of the competence and the learning of citizens, and their implication in the construction and re-formulation of the city.
Beirut Reborn : The Restoration and Development of the Central District
Angus Gavin , Ramez Maluf (Contributor)
John Wiley & Son Ltd 1996
The history of Beirut, how the city developed and was later destroyed; the process of its reconstruction.
Politiques Urbaines dans la Banlieue-Sud de Beyrouth
Mona Harb El-Kak
Cahiers du CERMOC, No 14 1996
South Beyrouth: a region of Lebanon that constitues a political and urban stake. Divided between different political parties, and multiple property developers and speculators.
Recovering Beirut : Urban Design and Post-War Reconstruction
Samir Khalaf (Editor), Philip S. Khoury
Brill Academic Publishers; Social, Economic, and Political Studies of the Middle East, Vol 47, 1993; and American Bible Society 1993
The result of a workshop organized by the center for International studies at MIT on urban planning and socio-economic reconstruction in post-war Lebanon.
Pierre el-Khoury: Architecture 1959-1999 (bilingual: English & French)
Pierre El-Khoury , introduction by George Arbid
Dar An-Nahar 2000
The designs of Pierre El Khoury, one of Lebanon's leading architects who has a long history of architectural practice, both for public and private organizations anf whose company 'Pierre el-Khoury and Partners' developed into a distinguished architectural firm conducting major projects in many countries throughout the world, during the past three decades.
Le Droit de l'Urbanisme, de la Construction, de l'Environnement et de l'Eau
Hyam Mallat
LGDJ-Bruylant-Delta 1997
A study of urban, construction, environment, telecommunication and water resources legislations which have all evolved in modern societies except for the Middle-East where the rights related to the water issue have a political, economic and social value.
Projecting Beirut. Episodes in the Construction and Reconstruction of a Modern City
Peter G. Rowe, Hashim Sarkis
Prestel 1998
Urban development in modern Beirut; late 1950s to late 1960s, and planning and reconstruction after the civil war. Urban redevelopment issues; the resolution and celebration of social pluralism and multiculturalism, historic preservation, conservation, and the integration of historic archaeological sites into contemporary urban life.
Al-Imar Wal-Maslahat Al-Aammat. Fil Tourath Wal-Hadathat: Madinat Al-Harb Wa Zakirat Al-Moustakbal
Jad Tabet
Dar Al-Jadid 1996
A collection of articles: Memories related to Beirut's Urban heritage and a continual discovery of the city of Beirut through its changes (summer 1983-spring 1995).
Beirut of Tomorrow: Planning for Reconstruction
Friedrich Ragette
American University of Beirut, 1983
Book on the Symposium organized by the A.U.B. and the Goethe Institute in collaboration with the Association of German Speaking University, held in Beirut from 17 to 21 january 1983; that focused on subjects such as: "The Historic Fabric of Beirut" and "A Post-Modern Approach to Reconstruction".
Beyrouth. L'Histoire qu'on assassine
Naji Karam
Self-published 1996
A work on the archological searches in Beirut that are limited to a very small surface compared to the suraface that was destroyed by bulldozers, describing Solidere's harrassment and blackmailing.
Urban Unrest in the Middle East : A Comparative Study of Informal Networks in Egypt, Iran, and Lebanon (Suny Series in the Social and Economic history)
Guilain Denoeux
State Univ of New York Press, 1993
A systematic study of the politics of Middle Eastern cities in a historical and comparative context. Focusing on informal patron- client, occupational, religious, and residential networks, argues that, contrary to the prevailing assumption, such networks do not necessarily play a stabilizing role, but since 1800 have repeatedly been effective instruments for mobilizing popular dissent.
Portrait de ville: Beyrouth
Jad Tabet
Institut Francais d'Architecture (IFA) 2001
The architect Jad Tabet guides amateurs with intelligence and emotion through Beirut -a city between sea and mountain, in between war and peace- in this annual supplement of Archiscopie journal, published monthly by the French Institute of Architecture (IFA -Institut français d'architecture) . A guide showing 167 modern reference buildings as well as 7 important points of reference that are no longer existing is added to this supplement.
Architecture in Lebanon: the Lebanese house during the 18th and 19th centuries
Friedrich Ragette
Caravan Books, 2001; Syracuse Univ Pr (Trade), 1975; American University of Beirut Publications, 1974 2001, 1975, 1974
A description of “the plans, construction, exterior and interior design, and also the origin of the various morphological types of Lebanese houses.”
La Maison Beyrouthine aux Trois Arcs: Une Architecture Bourgeoise du Levant
Michael F. Davie (Directed by)
ALBA (Fine Arts Academy of Beirut)- Beirut, CNRS-URBAMA - Tours, France (Centre for Research and Studies on the Urbanization of the Arab World) 2003
This book is the result of ten years of research on the architectural and urban heritage of Beirut, of Lebanon and of the Levant.
Questions sur le Patrimoine Architectural et Urbain au Liban
Pref. by Ziad Akl, with Michael F. Davie,Mercedes Volait,May Davie,Sawsan Awada Jalu,Noha Ghoussainy,Stephane Loret,Christian Darles,Zeina Misk,Eliane Gebrane-Badlissi,Fadi Chiniara,Fadlallah Dagher, Robert Saliba,Nabil Beyhum,Jean-Paul Lebas,Souad Slim,Mousbah Rajab
A number of texts written by the above mentioned architects on subjects related to the Architectural and Urban Heritage in Lebanon, such as: the Stakes and Identities in the Genesis of the Lebanese Heritage; Using Memory in Reconstruction; the Importance of Urban and Architectural Heritage in post-war Lebanese Society.
Reconstructing Beirut: Memory and Space in a postwar Arab City
Aseel Sawalha
Univ. of Texas Press 2010
From being the cosmopolitan center of the Middle East, Beirut, devastated by the civil war, reached a “postwar state of emergency”. This book focuses on the response of the various groups to Beirut's privatized urban-renewal project leading to major special conflicts, but first and foremost on the theme of remembering space.
Le quartier de Sanayeh à Beyrouth
Pascale, Elias, Elie Féghali, Khoury, Rizkallah
Presses de l’Ifpo 2009
This book portrays the quartier Sanayeh in Beyrouth, born in the late 19th century and symbolizing modernity within the Ottoman empire, and describes the way it is seen and experienced today: a traditional space where life follows the rhythm of ritual ceremonies, but first and foremost, the Sanayeh garden…
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