Title: Le Gymnase de Le Corbusier à Bagdad
Marefat, Caecillia Pieri,
Publisher: Éditions du Patrimoine
The grand Baghdad Gymnasium, designed by the renowned Swiss Architect
Le Corbusier, is a relic of the oil-rich Iraq which flourished under
the reign of King Faisal II. Its rediscovery in recent years has
fostered a small but ambitious preservation movement in post-war Iraq.
Located in the east of the capital, the massive concrete structure has
surprisingly withstood the decades of war, internecine fighting and
sanctions that have hit the country.
This book, with its numerous modern and at the time photographs, the
draws and lots of archives is an invitation to rediscover this piece of
modern architecture in a country we thought its architecture erased.
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