Hidden Treasures of the Old City
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Damascus by Tim Beddow
Book DescriptionDamascus has enjoyed a long history of immense artistic achievement. Alongside some of Islams most magnificent architecture, the capital city of Syria can also boast a heritage of fairytale palaces and sumptuous private houses of comparable splendour. Brigid Keenan and Tim Beddow record these priceless architectural gems in this classic book, now available again in hardback after some years out of print. The text describes the history of Damascus and life in the city today, and then proceeds to describe the houses themselves, their creators and occupants. Superb photographs illustrate not only facades, courtyards, alleyways and fountains, but also beautiful interiors, with exquisite details in marble, stone, wood, paint and mother-of-pearl. "Damascus" is a breathtaking tribute to an amazing architectural heritage.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780500019467
(290mm x 230mm x 242mm)
Imprint: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Publish Date: 6-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Damascus, Paperback (July 2001)» View all books by Tim Beddow
The city of Damascus can boast magnificent architecture, such as the Umayyad Mosque, as well as a heritage of palaces and private houses, all now threatened by neglect. This book records these architectural gems and aims to raise awareness to the plight of the Old City of Damascus.
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