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Title: Discovering Downtown Cairo: Architecture and Stories
Authors: Edited by Barbara Pampe and Vittoria Capresi
Publisher: Jovis
Year: 2015
ISBN: 9783868592962
Language: English

Description:
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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