Architectural Heritage of Yemen: Buildings that Fill My Eye

Architectural Heritage of Yemen: Buildings that Fill My Eye

by Trevor H J Marchand (Editor)


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Generations of highly skilled masons, carpenters and craftspeople have deftly employed local materials and indigenous technologies to create urban architectural assemblages, gardens, and rural landscapes that dialogue harmoniously with the natural contours and geological conditions of Yemen.  Unfortunately, a sharp escalation in military action and violence in the country since the 1990s has had a devastating impact on the region’s rich cultural heritage. In bringing together the astute observations and reflections of an international and interdisciplinary group of acclaimed scholars, this book aims to raise awareness of Yemen’s long history of cultural creativity and the urgent need for international collaboration to protect it and its people from the destructive forces that have beset the region.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781909942073
Publisher: Gingko Library
Publication date: 09/15/2017
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 9.60(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Trevor H.J. Marchand is professor emeritus of social anthropology at the School of Oriental and African Studies.

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