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The Last Hammams of Cairo

The Last Hammams of Cairo
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Titel:
The Last Hammams of Cairo

Auteur:
May Telmissany, Eve Gandossi

Uitgever:
The American University in Cairo Press

Publicatiejaar:
2009



Beschrijving

This book offers an evocative photographic documentation of Cairo's few remaining public bathhouses. In the twelfth century, Abd al-Latif al-Baghdadi affirmed that the Egyptian baths were 'the most beautiful in the East, the most practical, and the best located.' Nine centuries later, forgotten by the country's restoration campaign, Cairo's few remaining steam baths are drowning in general indifference. Places of relaxation and ritual, known for their therapeutic virtues, the last public baths are attempting to resist the evolution of tradition and real estate pressure. Curiously, the dilapidated state of the buildings, with their outstanding architecture, is full of charm: the decor is bright, flashy, and oriental, and the mixture of unusual objects creates a unique atmosphere. This book, with its exceptional color photographs and personal narrative, invites you into the intimacy of these bathhouses from another age before their definitive disappearance.



Specificaties

DB-id11409
TitelThe Last Hammams of Cairo
SubtitelDisappearing Bathouse Culture
AuteurMay Telmissany, Eve Gandossi
UitgeverThe American University in Cairo Press
BindwijzeHardcover
TaalEngels
Verschenen in2009
ISBN 139789774162435
Pagina's134
Afmetingen244x18x295 mm
Gewicht1225 gr
Trefwoordenarchitectuur, egypte

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