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The Urban Book Series

The Dialectics of Urban and Architectural Boundaries in the Middle East and the Mediterranean

Editors: Girginkaya Akdağ, S., Dincer, M., Vatan, M., Topcu, Ü., Maro Kırış, İ. (Eds.)

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  • New perspectives on borders of space during rapidly increasing interest in the Mediterranean and Middle East regions
  • A focus on local design issues in the Mediterranean and Middle East regions with a global insight
  • A multidisciplinary resource for architectural and urban design fields, as well as all interested parties
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This edited volume informs readers about changing norms and meanings of borders and underlines recent scenarios that shape these borders. It focuses mainly on the Mediterranean and Middle East regions through the following questions: What are the social, cultural, philosophical, political, economic and aesthetic reasons for spatial segregation within contemporary territories and cities? In the world of globalization and networks, what are the new limitations of space? What are the alienating differences between interior and exterior, private and public, urban and rural, local and global, and real and virtual? Are spatial definitions and divisions more likely to be weakened (if not totally erased) by effects of globalization and mobility, similar to the dissolution of borders between countries? Or are local practices and measures likely to become more apparent with emerging trends such as sustainability and identity?

 

Authored by international scholars, all chapters are arranged under four main parts: Urban and Rural, Global and Local, Physical and Sensual, Real and Virtual. Hence, different concepts and definitions of borders along with varying methods and tools for questioning their essence in architectural and urban spaces will be introduced. For example, in the rural and urban context, environments, settlements-housing, landscape, transformation, conservation and development; in the global and local context, styles, identity, universal design, sustainability, globalization and networks, mobility and migration; in the physical and sensual context, design studies and methodologies, environmental psychology, aesthetic reasoning, sense of place and well-being, and in the real and virtual context, realities, tools and communities are the main themes of the chapters.


This book will be an essential source for professionals, scholars, and students of architecture and urban design with a view to understanding multidisciplinary perspectives in designing borders as well as the dialectical relationship between borders and space.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)
  • Assessments of Edirne’s Past, Present and Future as a Border City

    Pages 9-38

    Sirel, Ayse (et al.)

  • The Porosity of Borders: Between Formal and Informal Urban Patterns

    Pages 39-55

    Cebir Meral, Gözde İrem (et al.)

  • Borders Defining Urban Enclaves: Case Studies from Istanbul

    Pages 57-78

    Hızlı Erkılıç, Neslinur (et al.)

  • From Galata to Pera: Shifting Borders in Ottoman Society (1453–1923)

    Pages 79-95

    Orlandi, Luca (et al.)

  • On the “Borderline” of Postmodern and Global: Forms, Images, Metaphors in Architecture

    Pages 101-118

    Kırış, İrem Maro

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Hardcover $139.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Dialectics of Urban and Architectural Boundaries in the Middle East and the Mediterranean
Editors
  • Suzan Girginkaya Akdağ
  • Mine Dincer
  • Meltem Vatan
  • Ümran Topcu
  • İrem Maro Kırış
Series Title
The Urban Book Series
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-71807-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-71807-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-71806-0
Series ISSN
2365-757X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 291
Number of Illustrations
11 b/w illustrations, 64 illustrations in colour
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