Mohamed El-Shahed to publish book on Cairo's modern architecture

Ahram Online , Sunday 9 Sep 2018

The illustrated book will be published by AUC Press

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Cairo since 1900: An Architectural Guide (Photo: part of book cover)

Mohamed El-Shahed, a specialist in modernist architecture, urbanism and visual culture, has announced his latest book will be titled 'Cairo since 1900: An architectural guide,' to be published by AUC Press.

The book is the first comprehensive architectural guide of it's kind. Arranged by area, it looks at more than 220 examples of Cairo’s modern architecture from the early 20th century to this day.

Embedded with a collection of rich illustrations, it seeks to document a side of Cairo's eclectic architectural profile that has otherwise "not received the attention it deserves" as the book's description reads on the AUC Press website.

The release date for the book is yet to be announced.

El-Shahed recently won an award for the Egyptian pavilion at the London Design Biennale.

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