Architecture for the Poor: An Experiment in Rural Egypt (Phoenix Books)

4.26 avg rating
( 529 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780226239163: Architecture for the Poor: An Experiment in Rural Egypt (Phoenix Books)
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

Architecture for the Poor describes Hassan Fathy's plan for building the village of New Gourna, near Luxor, Egypt, without the use of more modern and expensive materials such as steel and concrete. Using mud bricks, the native technique that Fathy learned in Nubia, and such traditional Egyptian architectural designs as enclosed courtyards and vaulted roofing, Fathy worked with the villagers to tailor his designs to their needs. He taught them how to work with the bricks, supervised the erection of the buildings, and encouraged the revival of such ancient crafts as claustra (lattice designs in the mudwork) to adorn the buildings.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Hassan Fathy, an Egyptian architect, has taught on the Faculty of Fine Arts in Cairo and served as head of its architectural section. He has received numerous awards including the 1970 French Literary Prize for this book, which originally appeared in a French edition.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780226239156: Architecture for the Poor: An Experiment in Rural Egypt

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  0226239152 ISBN 13:  9780226239156
Publisher: University Of Chicago Press, 1973
Hardcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Fathy, Hassan
ISBN 10: 0226239160 ISBN 13: 9780226239163
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2000. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # WG-9780226239163

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 27.90
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Hassan Fathy
Published by The University of Chicago Press, United States (2000)
ISBN 10: 0226239160 ISBN 13: 9780226239163
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description The University of Chicago Press, United States, 2000. Paperback. Condition: New. New edition. Language: English. Brand new Book. This volume describes Hassan Fathy's plan for building the village of New Gourna, near Luxor, Egypt, without the use of more modern and expensive materials such as steel and concrete. Using mud bricks, the native technique that Fathy learned in Nubia, and such traditional Egyptian architectural designs as enclosed courtyards and vaulted roofing, Fathy worked with the villagers to tailor his designs to their needs. He taught them how to work with the bricks, supervised the erection of the buildings, and encouraged the revival of such ancient crafts as claustra (lattice designs in the mudwork) to adorn the buildings. Seller Inventory # AAZ9780226239163

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 32.14
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Hassan Fathy
Published by The University of Chicago Press, United States (2000)
ISBN 10: 0226239160 ISBN 13: 9780226239163
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description The University of Chicago Press, United States, 2000. Paperback. Condition: New. New edition. Language: English. Brand new Book. This volume describes Hassan Fathy's plan for building the village of New Gourna, near Luxor, Egypt, without the use of more modern and expensive materials such as steel and concrete. Using mud bricks, the native technique that Fathy learned in Nubia, and such traditional Egyptian architectural designs as enclosed courtyards and vaulted roofing, Fathy worked with the villagers to tailor his designs to their needs. He taught them how to work with the bricks, supervised the erection of the buildings, and encouraged the revival of such ancient crafts as claustra (lattice designs in the mudwork) to adorn the buildings. Seller Inventory # AAZ9780226239163

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 33.37
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Hassan Fathy
ISBN 10: 0226239160 ISBN 13: 9780226239163
New Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Speedy Hen LLC
(Sunrise, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # ST0226239160. Seller Inventory # ST0226239160

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 36.31
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

Hassan Fathy
Published by University of Chicago Press (1976)
ISBN 10: 0226239160 ISBN 13: 9780226239163
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Chicago Press, 1976. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # WG-9780226239163

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 28.63
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 11.69
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

6.

Hassan Fathy
Published by University of Chicago press
ISBN 10: 0226239160 ISBN 13: 9780226239163
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Chicago press. Condition: New. Brand New. Seller Inventory # 0226239160

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 37.47
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.60
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

7.

Fathy
Published by Univ Chicago
ISBN 10: 0226239160 ISBN 13: 9780226239163
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Rating
[?]

Book Description Univ Chicago. Condition: BRAND NEW. BRAND NEW Softcover A Brand New Quality Book from a Full-Time Veteran Owned Bookshop in business since 1992!. Seller Inventory # 2971503

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 41.95
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

8.

Hassan Fathy
Published by The University of Chicago Press
ISBN 10: 0226239160 ISBN 13: 9780226239163
New Paperback / softback Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description The University of Chicago Press. Paperback / softback. Condition: New. New copy - Usually dispatched within 2 working days. Seller Inventory # B9780226239163

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 34.08
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 9.01
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

9.

Hassan Fathy (author)
Published by UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO PRESS 1976-03-01, Chicago (1976)
ISBN 10: 0226239160 ISBN 13: 9780226239163
New paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Blackwell's
(Oxford, OX, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO PRESS 1976-03-01, Chicago, 1976. paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # 9780226239163

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 31.62
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 11.67
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

10.

Hassan Fathy
Published by University of Chicago Press (2000)
ISBN 10: 0226239160 ISBN 13: 9780226239163
New Softcover Quantity Available: 3
Seller:
Ria Christie Collections
(Uxbridge, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Chicago Press, 2000. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # ria9780226239163_rkm

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 40.16
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 5.02
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book