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The superlative city : Dubai and the urban condition in the early twenty-first century / Ahmed Kanna.

By: Kanna, Ahmed.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Cambridge, United States : Aga Khan Program at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, 2013Edition: 1st ed.Description: 167 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780977122431.Subject(s): Architecture -- United Arab Emirates -- Dubayy (Emirate) -- 21st century | Urbanization -- United Arab Emirates -- Dubayy (Emirate) | Cities and towns -- United Arab Emirates -- Dubayy (Emirate) -- GrowthAbstract: The speed and aesthetic brashness with which Dubai has developed in the last few years have left both scholarly and journalistic observers at a loss to capture its identity and significance. Here, contributors offer a serious analysis of Dubai's architecture and urban planning, relating them to social and economic theories.
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The speed and aesthetic brashness with which Dubai has developed in the last few years have left both scholarly and journalistic observers at a loss to capture its identity and significance. Here, contributors offer a serious analysis of Dubai's architecture and urban planning, relating them to social and economic theories.

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