Monday, July 4, 2016

The Battle for Home by Marwa al-Sabouni, Roger Scruton

Drawing on the author’s personal experience of living and working as an architect in Syria, this timely and fascinating account offers an eyewitness perspective on the country’s bitter conflict through the lens of architecture, showing how the built environment and its destruction hold up a mirror to the communities that inhabit it.

The author is an architect who express her views on her country, the war, the reconstruction of Syria in a very beautiful way.

Through our sketches and drawings, you can witness how she sees the damages done to cities and her optimism. It's a touching, interesting book.

Was impressed by the honesty of her work.
Great book.

About the authors
Marwa al-Sabouni has a PhD in Islamic architecture and runs a private architectural studio in Homs, Syria. She has written for Architectural Review, and Wall Street International. She is co-owner of the first and only online media site dedicated to architectural news in Arabic, Arch News.

Roger Scruton is a writer and philosopher. His books include The Dictionary of Political Thought, A Land Held Hostage: Lebanon and the West, and The Aesthetics of Architecture.

*Arc provided by Edelweiss
I received this book in exchange of a fair and honest review.

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