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Dear Colleagues, This publication may be of interest: *Modernism and the Middle East: Architecture and Politics in the Twentieth Century*, edited by Sandy Isenstadt and Kishwar Rizvi, University of Washington Press, 2008. Publication Series: *Studies in Modernity and National Identity.* Table of Contents: Preface Introduction: Modern Architecture and the Middle East: The Burden of Representation / Sandy Isenstadt and Kishwar Rizvi Part I. Colonial Constructions 1. Jerusalem Remade / Annabel Wharton 2. Modern Architecture, Preservation, and the Discourse on Local Culture in Italian Colonial Libya / Brian L. McLaren Part II. Building the Nation 3. Visions of Iraq: Modernizing the Past in 1950s Baghdad / Magnus T. Bernhardsson 4. Baghdad's Urban Restructuring, 1958: Aesthetics and the Politics of Nation Building / Panayiota I. Pyla 5. Democracy, Development, and the Americanization of Turkish Architectural Culture in the 1950s / Sibel Bozdogan 6. Temporal States of Architecture: Mass Immigration and Provisional Housing in Israel / Roy Kozlovsky 7. Modernisms in Conflict: Architecture and Cultural Politics in Post-1967 Jerusalem / Alona Nitzan-Shiftan 8. Palestinian Remembrance Days and Plans: Kafr Qasim, Fact and Echo / Waleed Khleif and Susan Slyomovics Part III. Overviews and Openings 9. Global Ambition and Local Knowledge / Gwendolyn Wright 10. From Modernism to Globalization: The Middle East in Context / Nezar Alsayyad