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Book announcement: Maurice Cerasi, Attilio Petruccioli, Adriana Sarro, Stefan Weber (eds.) _Multicultural Urban Fabric and Types in the South and Eastern Mediterranean_ Beiruter Texte und Studien (BTS) 102, 2007. 269 pages EURO 59.00 The book can be ordered internationally from the publishers: Ergon Verlag http://www.ergon-verlag.de/en/ e-mail: <firstname.lastname@example.org> About the book: This volume is a compendium of the main topics discussed during the international seminar "Multicultural Urban Fabric and Types in the Southern and Eastern Mediterraneanâ" held in Trani, Italy. Analyzing the outcome of multicultural settings, trends and influences from various angles in cities such as Aleppo, Galata, Timbuktu, Mostar, Chios, East Vermion, Damascus and those of Morocco and Tunisia, and commercial quarters of cities in various regions, the contributions reflect the change of attitude during the last decades in the exploration of urban structure and architecture in Southern and Eastern Mediterranean towns. Increasing attention has been paid to the coexistence of heterogeneous and even conflicting urban and architectural models, and urban and typological concepts, within the same towns and within the same urban fabric. New light has been thrown on the strong cultural interdependence with Europe, an unavoidable reality of the eastern sector of the Mediterranean. On the other hand, the deeply rooted interaction among the sub-regions of the Levant and its very lively and often wholly native processes of modernization and change have assumed major importance as a subject of research. This volume continues and deepens the analyses of the complex multicultural urban fabric in the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean. TABLE OF CONTENTS Nur Aksin - La fabrique urbaine et architecturale de Galata, quartier occidental d'Istanbul Inci Aslanoglu - Foreign influences on residential architecture of Turkey in the late Empire and early Republican periods Mauro Bertagnin and Daniela Deperini - Timbuktu the city of multiculturalism: A dream for explorers without fixed homes and fixed homes for explorers Emiliano Bugatti and Sabrina D'Agostino - The Kampos of Chios : A comparative study of multicultural blend in architectural type and urban fabric Maurice Cerasi - The multicultural town form in the North-Eastern Mediterranean: conflict and harmony Jean-Claude David - Mode de vie des residents occidentaux a Alep et modifications de leurs espaces domestiques dans les khans Paolo Girardelli - Sheltering diversity: Levantine architecture in late-Ottoman Istanbul Nikos Kalogirou - Traditional settlements in East Vermion, Greece: Environment and urban form Attilio Petruccioli - Designing a multi-cultural landscape: The case of the reconstruction of Mostar in Bosnia-Herzegovina Adriana Sarro - Historic Tunis and modern Sicilyâ€”two examples of urban multicultural exchange Stefan Weber - Changing cultural references: Architecture of Damascus in the Ottoman period (1516-1918) Diana Wylie - Moroccan Urbanism: A case study in colonial and post-colonial métissage Alexandra Yerolympos - Typologie et mutations des quartiers de commerce traditionnel dans les villes de la Méditerranée Orientale Dr Stefan Weber Assistant Professor of Material History Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations Aga Khan University 4/5 Bedford Square London WC1B 3RA /UK Tel: 44-207-907-1020 ext 1054 Fax: 44-207-907-1030 <http://www.oidmg.org/weber/index.htm> www.oidmg.org/weber/index.htm <http://www.aku.edu/ismc/fac-ismc-steweb.shtml> www.aku.edu/ismc/fac-ismc-steweb.shtml ----- End forwarded message -----