Urban Forms and Colonial Confrontations. Algiers under French Rules

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Urban Forms and Colonial Confrontations. Algiers under French Rules

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During its long history as the French colonial city par excellence, Algiers was the site of recurrent conflicts between colonizer and colonized. Social, political, and cultural battles were crystallized in architecture and urban forms, which were powerful tools for defining cultural identities and shaping and challenging social engineering programs. Analysis of the problematic transformation of Algiers reveals the complexities and ambivalence of the colonial condition more clearly than can be seen in other colonial cities. Extensively illustrated with photographs, maps, and housing plans, this pathbreaking book presents a fascinating example of colonial urban planning.

Zeynep Çelik is Professor of Architecture at the New Jersey Institute of Technology. Her other books from California are The Remaking of Istanbul (1986), Displaying the Orient: Architecture of Islam at Nineteenth-Century World's Fairs (1992), and, as coeditor, Streets: Critical Perspectives on Public Space (1994).

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Algérie
Alger

Créateur

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CELIK, Zeynep

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University of California Press

Date

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1997

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