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    DescriptionThe great medieval necropolis of Cairo, comprising two main areas together stretching twelve kilometers north to south, constitutes a major feature of the city's urban landscape. With monumental and smaller-scale mausolea dating from all eras since early medieval times, and boasting some of the finest examples of Mamluk architecture not just in the city but in the region, the necropolis is an unparalleled - and until now largely undocumented - architectural treasure trove. In "Architecture for the Dead", architect Galila El Kadi and photographer Alain Bonnamy have produced a comprehensive and visually stunning survey of all areas of the necropolis. Through detailed and painstaking research and remarkable photography, in text, maps, plans, and pictures, they describe and illustrate the astonishing variety of architectural styles, from Mamluk to neo-Mamluk via baroque and neo-pharaonic, from the grandest stone buildings with their decorative domes and minarets to the humblest - but elaborately decorated - wooden structures. The book also documents the modern settlement of the necropolis by families creating a space for the living in and among the tombs and architecture for the dead.

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    Architecture for the Dead
    Cairo's Medieval Necropolis
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Galila El Kadi, By (author) Alain Bonnamy
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 304
    Width: 222 mm
    Height: 247 mm
    Thickness: 27 mm
    Weight: 1,402 g
    ISBN 13: 9789774160745
    ISBN 10: 9774160746

    BIC E4L: ARC
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.5
    BIC subject category V2: HBLC
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1HBE
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3H
    BIC subject category V2: HBJH, AMGD
    Ingram Subject Code: AR
    Libri: I-AR
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15850
    DC22: 722.2
    BISAC V2.8: ARC014000
    BIC subject category V2: 3H, 1HBE
    DC22: 725.597
    Thema V1.0: AMG, NHHA
    Illustrations note
    320 b/w illustrations, 105 maps & plans
    The American University in Cairo Press
    Imprint name
    The American University in Cairo Press
    Publication date
    30 September 2007
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Galila El Kadi is an architect and head of research at the Institut de Recherche pour le Developpement (IRD) in Paris. Alain Bonnamy is an architect in Paris.