SYMBOLISM KNOWLEDGE AND CITY PERCEPTION IN SAUDI SOCIAL LIFE

ISBN: 9783639315424

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Architecture is the mirror of people and nations, It is also an historic document narrating the developments and changes that have occurred in the society. Saudi cities have been affected by a cultural revolution created by tremendous social changes that have taken place during the third decade of the 20th century due to the economic boom triggered by the discovery of oil. These changes have brought about the rejection of the Saudi social, architectural and technical heritage. In addition, the adopted modern architecture fails to respond to the symbolic values of today”s Saudi society, which should be vigorously supported by the built environment. This book intends to find out how people respond to these changes. It also aims at demonstrating the role of symbolism and the methods people use in order to express and appreciate the aesthetics of their indigenous environment. By doing this it seeks to develop a needs-centred architectural framework which will be offered to architects, planners and decision makers.

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Title:
SYMBOLISM KNOWLEDGE AND CITY PERCEPTION IN SAUDI SOCIAL LIFE
ISBN-10:
3639315421
ISBN-13:
9783639315424
Author:
Dr. Khalid AL Tayyash
Publisher:
VDM Verlag Dr. Müller
Published Date:
20101208
Edition:
1
Binding
Paperback / softback
Pages:
364
Language:
English
Product Dim.:
8.66 H x 5.91 W (inches)

Dr. Khalid AL Tayyash

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