Thứ Tư, 9 tháng 2, 2011

Modernity and Continuity: Architecture in the Islamic World

Modernity and Continuity: Architecture in the Islamic World
Thames & Hudson | 2001 | ISBN: 0500341850 | English

Of all the major architectural prizes, the Aga Khan Award for Architecture is perhaps the only one that, in addition to celebrating the finest fruit that embellishes the tree of Architecture» encourages the roots that nurture the plant. These dual concerns place the Award in a truly unique position; for in order to make its selections, the Award must of necessity be concerned not only with product but also with process and the issues that generate that process. Thus, since its inception almost twenty-five years ago, the Aga Khan Award has been an extraordinarily inventive and courageous enterprise, seeking always to understand the fundamental issues of the societies it addresses and to identify those subtle but pivotal watersheds that shift our perspective and open up a world of new possibilities.

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