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Living in Historic Cairo: Past and Present in an Islamic City

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Living in Historic Cairo examines Cairo across the centuries, from the 7th century AD to the present. It discusses the programs of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture for restoring historic monuments in the district of al-Darb al-Amar and for reviving and improving the social and economic life of the old city. It also seeks to convey what the residents of the old city think about these projects. --DVD-Living with the Past: Historic Cairo (2001), 56 mins, Directed by Maysoon Pachachi for Echo Productions.-Produced by ...

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Overview

Living in Historic Cairo examines Cairo across the centuries, from the 7th century AD to the present. It discusses the programs of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture for restoring historic monuments in the district of al-Darb al-Amar and for reviving and improving the social and economic life of the old city. It also seeks to convey what the residents of the old city think about these projects. --DVD-Living with the Past: Historic Cairo (2001), 56 mins, Directed by Maysoon Pachachi for Echo Productions.-Produced by Elizabeth Fernea this film portrays Darb al-Ahmar, a neighbourhood in the heart of the old city. Designed as a companion to the book the film follows several interwoven restoration projects undertaken with a unique approach combining conservation with social, cultural and economic neighbourhood schemes that aim not only to rescue endangered monuments but also to preserve the spirit and vitality of the community.

University of Washington Press

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This book tells the story of the restoration of the historic monuments in Cairo's al-Darb al-Ahmar neighborhood and of the Egyptian Supreme Council of Antiquities… lavishly illustrated, fascinating to read… Summing Up: Recommended.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781898592280
  • Publisher: Azimuth Editions, London, and Institute of Ismaili Studies
  • Publication date: 2/1/2010
  • Series: Institute of Ismaili Studies
  • Pages: 300
  • Product dimensions: 9.30 (w) x 10.30 (h) x 1.20 (d)

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