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    DescriptionComprising thirty-one maps at a metric scale of 1:1,250 and a descriptive catalogue, The Monuments of Historic Cairo marks the first time that the city's significant architectural heritage has been mapped in ground plan within the present-day urban context. The work surveys an area of nearly six square kilometers, stretching from the city's northern walls southward to the Mosque of Ibn Tulun and the Citadel. It documents an extraordinary variety of historically important monuments ranging from the tenth through the nineteenth century, and includes street patterns that have now disappeared but that are crucial for understanding how the city has developed over the course of more than a thousand years. The catalogue provides historical information about more than 500 key buildings situated in the historic core of Cairo (one of the first cities inscribed on the World Heritage list), and includes scholarly bibliographical references, as well as details of each building's conservation history. More than two hundred buildings are documented here for the first time. Funded by the United States Agency for International Development and financed by the Egyptian Antiquities Project of the American Research Center in Egypt, The Monuments of Historic Cairo records the city's urban fabric and its architectural treasures, enhancing our understanding of the morphology and architecture of one of the world's great historic cities.


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    Title
    The Monuments of Historic Cairo
    Subtitle
    A Map and Descriptive Catalogue
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Nicholas Warner
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 294
    Width: 249 mm
    Height: 333 mm
    Thickness: 31 mm
    Weight: 2,313 g
    Language
    English
    Spanish
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9789774248412
    ISBN 10: 9774248414
    Classifications

    BIC subject category V2: GBC
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ARC
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.5
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1HBE
    BIC subject category V2: AM, WTRM
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Ingram Subject Code: AH
    Libri: I-AH
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 40
    BISAC V2.8: SOC003000
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET135
    Ingram Theme: CULT/MIDEST
    B&T General Subject: 130
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15850
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 07
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 55
    BISAC V2.8: HIS009000, ARC005000, ARC010000
    BIC subject category V2: 1HBE
    DC22: 720.96216, 916.216
    LC classification: DT151 .W37 2005, NA9348.E3
    LC subject heading: , , , ,
    Thema V1.0: GBC, AM, WTRM
    Illustrations note
    50 illustrations, 31 foldout maps
    Publisher
    The American University in Cairo Press
    Imprint name
    The American University in Cairo Press
    Publication date
    01 June 2005
    Publication City/Country
    Cairo
    Author Information
    Nicholas Warner is an architect trained at Cambridge University and the School of Design, Harvard University. He came to Egypt in 1992 to conduct research on the Islamic Architecture of Cairo. Since then he has participated in or directed a number of projects related to the documentation, preservation, and presentation of historic structures and archaeological sites. In addition to these projects, Nicholas Warner has lectured and published widely on the subject of the historic architecture of Cairo.