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008    080905s2008    enkabe   b    000 0 eng   
015    GBA809268|2bnb 
019 1  43374376 
020    9781845641351|q(hbk.) 
020    1845641353|q(hbk.) 
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050  4 NA1465.5|b.H39 2008 
082 04 720.953|222 
100 1  Hawker, Ronald William,|d1963- 
245 10 Building on desert tides :|btraditional architecture of 
       the Arabian Gulf /|cR. Hawker. 
246 30 Traditional architecture of the Arabian Gulf 
260    Southampton, U.K. ;|aBoston, Mass. :|bWIT Press,|cc2008. 
300    xix, 235 p. :|bill., maps, plans ;|c31 cm. 
504    Includes bibliographical references. 
520    "This book chronicles the florescence of architecture in 
       the Arabian Gulf after the expulsion of the Portuguese in 
       the early 1600s. It demonstrates how the power vacuum 
       created by the collapse of Portuguese control over the 
       trade routes in the Indian Ocean encouraged a growth in 
       fortified architecture, especially in Oman, that radiated 
       out to the surrounding region. It also shows how that 
       architecture was slowly replaced by new patterns in 
       domestic and public architecture and town planning 
       throughout the Gulf as trade lines were secured and 
       individual states moved towards new forms of governance. 
       The book documents the building and crafts of this era and
       analyses them within the framework of the political, 
       economic, and social information available through primary
       sources from the period in a way that is both intelligent 
       and accessible. It considers the settlements as part of a 
       larger-connected network of cities, towns and villages and
       focuses both on how the buildings provided innovative 
       solutions to the demanding climate and yet incorporated 
       new decorative and functional ideas."--PUBLISHER'S 
650  0 Architecture|zPersian Gulf States. 
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