Title: Discovering Downtown Cairo: Architecture and
Authors: Edited by Barbara Pampe and Vittoria Capresi
This scholarly guide about the tangible and intangible heritage of the
nineteenth and twentieth centuries district of Downtown Cairo presents
a detailed survey of the plans and typologies of a great number of
apartment buildings and links the flats with the memories and stories
of their inhabitants, mapping the changes in the use of the space
during time, and so giving precious hints to understand the changes in
the Cairo society.
Discovering Downtown Cairo contains around 45
building-sheets with technical and historical descriptions, organized
in a chronological order to give a panorama of the development of
Downtown’s architecture. Short texts in-between will give insider
glimpses on specific aspects, such as historical backgrounds, technical
innovations, narratives of private spaces.
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