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 modernism. The substantial volume combines previously unpublished drawings, personal letters, interviews and photography unfolding the story of his philosophy and work.
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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.
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