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Jafar Tukan: Poetry in Stone

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Jafar Tukan: Poetry in Stone

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by James Steele

 

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This is the first in-depth study of the life and work of Jafar Tukan, who is inarguably one of the most influential architects in both his adopted nation of Jordan and the Middle East in general. It clearly demonstrates the full impact of his efforts in raising the professional standards of the entire region and completely altering the design aesthetic of architecture in his home base of Amman, over the course of his remarkable career. As a result the entire image of his homeland and its capital city have been irrevocably changed. This is a complete record of that stunning achievement.

 

This feat has been accomplished through a wide variety of building types, which provide ample evidence of his impressive spectrum of expertise. These include, but are not limited to mosques, private homes, housing, hotels, recreational facilities, museums, commercial complexes, office buildings and embassies, banks and universities at a micro-scale, to the master planning of entire cities at a macro equivalent. In each instance, Jafar Tukan demonstrates his unparalleled skill at maintaining the delicate balance between past, present and future, tradition and technology, rationality and passion, to an extent not found in the work of any other architect of his time.

 

ISBN: 9780986281808
Library of Congress Control Number: 2015951070

Format 26.70x24.00 cm, binding: casebound with jacket, 256 pages. Illustrations: 360 illustrations, 323 in colour, and black and white site plan, plans, sections and elevations.