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The Battle for Home: The Memoir of a Syrian Architect Hardcover – 18 Apr 2016

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  • Hardcover: 184 pages
  • Publisher: Thames and Hudson Ltd; 01 edition (18 April 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0500343179
  • ISBN-13: 978-0500343173
  • Product Dimensions: 16.5 x 2.3 x 24.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars 13 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 423,109 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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An understated gem of a book … gripping--The Spectator

Marwa al-Sabouni 'reveals uncomfortable truths and important questions about the fate of cities when social cohesion disintegrates. But she also offers astute insights into how urban centres could be reimagines and rebuilt in the aftermath of conflict.'--RA Magazine

A 'remarkable book…[al Sabouni's] ideals, and those of countless moderates like her, deserve our admiration and support.' --Times Literary Supplement

An extraordinary memoir. --Rachel Cooke, The Observer

Marwa al-Sabouni writes with clarity and conviction. --The Times

About the Author

Marwa al-Sabouni has a PhD in Islamic architecture and runs a private architectural studio in Homs, Syria. She has written for Architectural Review, and Wall Street International. She is co-owner of the first and only online media site dedicated to architectural news in Arabic, Arch News.

Roger Scruton is a writer and philosopher. His books include The Dictionary of Political Thought, A Land Held Hostage: Lebanon and the West, and The Aesthetics of Architecture.


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