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The True Description of Cairo: A Sixteenth-Century Venetian View (Studies in the Arcadian Library) Hardcover – 11 May 2006


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...lavishly printed...the Arcadian Library...spared no expenses in printing this stunning three-volume study of the map and its context. The publication speaks for itself as a wonderful fulfillment of the library's mission to "promote the cultural transfer between the Levant and Europe through exhibition and through publicstion".. A scholarly tour de force that sets a very high bar for any future cartographic studies (Nasser Rabbat JSAH)

meticulously researched ... unfailingly intelligent ... and fit for the shelves of scholar princes (Robert Irwin, The Times Literary Supplement)

It presents us with a living city, a city pulsating with energy and life. (Ralph Hyde, Imago Mundi)

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Nicholas Warner is an architect trained at Cambridge University and the Graduate School of Design, Harvard University. He arrived in Cairo in 1993 to conduct research on the Islamic architecture of the city. Since then he has directed and participated in a number of projects. These relate to the documentation, preservation, and presentation of historic structures and archaeological material throughout Egypt. Among them was the creation of a new map of the core of the historic city of Cairo, together with a catalogue of its significant architecture. This has given him a unique experience of the character and appearance of the city, both today and in the past.

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