Hassan Fathy

Earth & Utopia

Salma Samar Damluji
Viola Bertini

Hassan Fathy is Egypt’s best-known twentieth-century architect. He embraced traditional, vernacular forms, techniques and materials and throughout h

English edition
5 November 2018
368 pp.
450 illust, of which 250 in color
33x24.8cm
ISBN 9781786272614
For sale only in Egypt

Hassan Fathy is Egypt’s best-known twentieth-century architect. He embraced traditional, vernacular forms, techniques and materials and throughout his career promoted their use as part of a campaign to improve the conditions of Egypt’s rural poor. Hassan Fathy: Earth & Utopia chronicles this lifelong commitment and passion through personal interviews conducted by the author, photographs and drawings from the Hassan Fathy archives, and Fathy’s own writings on the subject, many of which are published for the first time. This book will be essential reading for students, academics and general readers interested in Fathy, and the development of Arab and vernacular architecture, earth construction, architecture for the poor, and sustainability.

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