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The Resource Cities and metaphors : beyond imaginaries of Islamic urban space, Somaiyeh Falahat

Cities and metaphors : beyond imaginaries of Islamic urban space, Somaiyeh Falahat

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Cities and metaphors : beyond imaginaries of Islamic urban space
Title
Cities and metaphors
Title remainder
beyond imaginaries of Islamic urban space
Statement of responsibility
Somaiyeh Falahat
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In the context of Islamic city studies, relying on reasoning and rational thinking has reduced descriptive, vivid features of the urban space into a generic scientific framework. Phenomenological characteristics have consequently been ignored rather than integrated into theoretical components. The book argues that this results from a lack of appropriate conceptual vocabulary in our global body of scholarly literature. It challenges existing theories, introduces and applies the urban concept of Hezar-tu to rethink the spaces of Fez, Isfahan and Tunis. This tool inverts the principles of conceptualising urban space and constructs a staging-post towards a different articulation based on in-between spaces rather than nodes, a logic of ambiguity rather than determinacy, and interior rather than exterior thinking.?
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Falahat, Somaiyeh
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HT147.5
LC item number
.F35 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Routledge research in planning and urban design
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Islamic cities and towns
  • Public spaces
  • Architecture
  • Urbanization
  • City planning
Label
Cities and metaphors : beyond imaginaries of Islamic urban space, Somaiyeh Falahat
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: diversifying global urban vocabulary -- The idea of the "Islamic city" -- City as labyrinth -- Hezar-tu as an urban concept -- City as Hezar-tu: Fez, Isfahan and Tunis -- Epilogue
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
ix, 191 pages
Isbn
9780415728225
Lccn
2017054397
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1015269816
Label
Cities and metaphors : beyond imaginaries of Islamic urban space, Somaiyeh Falahat
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: diversifying global urban vocabulary -- The idea of the "Islamic city" -- City as labyrinth -- Hezar-tu as an urban concept -- City as Hezar-tu: Fez, Isfahan and Tunis -- Epilogue
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
ix, 191 pages
Isbn
9780415728225
Lccn
2017054397
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1015269816

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