Naaein (Naa-een)

Naaein (Naa-een)

by Ph.D. Dr. Hossein Manoochehri


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Naaein (Naa-een) by Ph.D. Dr. Hossein Manoochehri

Naaein (Naa-een) is a historic city in Iran which is located about 350 miles southeast of Tehran.
The clay, Naarin Castle of Naaein is linked to the Zoroastrian time, that is before the A.D. 7th century.
Many features of the indigenous (or clay) architecture are present in this city, such as clay castles, Jam'a mosque, traditional houses, wind-catching towers, baazaar, dome and arch by mud-bricks, and qanat irrigation system.
Because of a modernization process in Iran from about 1950s, however, the clay architecture in Iran, as well as in Naaein, has been abandoned and historic buildings and structures have been demolished to be replaced by apartment complexes and by modern buildings made up of metal skeleton and concrete blocks.
The present series seeks to collect images of the survived, architectural features in the historic cities of Iran before they are completely wiped out in a modernization process.
Volume III of this series invites viewers to A Visual Journey To Naaein (Naa-een) for a review of the samples of the clay ( indigenous) architecture in this historic city.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781537701301
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 09/18/2016
Pages: 90
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.23(d)

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