Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

sign up for Boomerang Books BulletinGet Latest Book News + FREE Shipping. Subscribe to the Boomerang Books Bulletin eNewsletter right now!

Description - Damascus: Hidden Treasures of the Old City by Brigid Keenan

Damascus, reputed to be the oldest continually inhabited city on earth, has enjoyed eras of immense power and great and artistic achievement. Alongside some of the most magnificent architecture in the Islamic world, the city also boasts a heritage of fairytale palaces and sumptuous private houses now threatened by neglect. Brigid Keenan and Tim Beddow have set out to record these architectural gems and to raise the awareness of the outside world to the plight of the old city of Damascus before it is too late. The text first describes Damascus through the ages and then continues with an account of daily life and concludes with descriptions of the houses and the people who built and lived in them. The accompanying illustrations are photographs not only of facades, courtyards, alleyways and fountains, but of breathtaking interiors with exquisite details in stone, wood, paint, marble, plaster, glass and mother-of-pearl. The whole forms an elegiac plea for the preservation of the heart of this historic ancient capital.

Buy Damascus: Hidden Treasures of the Old City by Brigid Keenan from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780500019467
ISBN-10: 0500019460
Format: Hardback
(296mm x 239mm x 24mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Dec-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Book Reviews - Damascus: Hidden Treasures of the Old City by Brigid Keenan

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Damascus: Hidden Treasures of the Old City book by Brigid Keenan and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review


Books By Brigid Keenan

Full Marks for Trying by Brigid Keenan
Paperback, March 2017
$17.99
Packing Up by Brigid Keenan
Paperback, June 2015
$17.70
Diplomatic Baggage by Brigid Keenan
Paperback, January 2006
$19.67