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The first book on the philosophy and work of Egyptian architect Hassan Fathy

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The book Hassan Fathy Earth & Utopia was written by architect Salma Samar Damluji, ​professor at the Department of Architecture and Design at MSFEA, and Viola Bertini, scholar​ at IUAV Venice​.​

This first dedicated and cohesive book on Egyptian architect Hassan Fathy (1900-89) compiles an rich amount of diverse material on the modernist architect known for his work developing traditional Arab architecture alongside principles of mode​rnism. The substantial volume combines previously unpublished drawings, personal letters, interviews and photography unfolding the story of his philosophy and work.

Read the full article published by W​allpaper

Hassan Fathy was born in 1900 in Alexandria. He graduated in architecture at the King Fouad University of Cairo in 1926 and here, in the Egyptian capital, he spent a large part of his life, writing, designing and teaching. He passed away in Cairo at the age of 89.​

​Read the full article published by Laurence King

Book Launch and Talk

The book launch of Hassan Fathy Earth & Utopia was held at Sursock Mudeum on Thursday April 11, 2019 alongside a talk with the authors ​in conversation with Abdel-Wahed El-Wakil.​ 

Read more about the event on the Sursock Museum page​ and Al-Akhbar newspaper.

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