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dc.contributor.advisorDavid Hodes Friedman.en_US
dc.contributor.authorMejel, Jalal B. (Jalal Bezee)en_US
dc.contributor.otherMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Architecture.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-01-30T16:42:27Z
dc.date.available2012-01-30T16:42:27Z
dc.date.copyright1990en_US
dc.date.issued1990en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/68721
dc.descriptionThesis (M.S.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Architecture, 1990.en_US
dc.descriptionSupervised by David Hodes Friedman.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (p. 181-187).en_US
dc.description.abstractWorld War II had instigated a strong national movement in The Middle East. In the Fifties and Sixties this region witnessed the end of colonialism in wide spread revolutions. The predominantly agrarian societies of The Middle East were mobilized to modernize. The institutions, with a specific understanding of modernity, mobilized a society with deeply ingrained tradition to change. This intersection of modernity and tradition had produced rich and unique cultural manifestation. A local formulation that captured the essence of this intersection was manifested. This thesis proposes this manifestation as "colloquial" in nature and will aim at recovering it. A reconstruction of the society's cultural history - institutional intervention: physical as in architecture and urban planning; social as in mass media and social programs- of the Fifties and Sixties is necessary to this recovery. Colloquial architecture had a space of aesthetic that was in tune with its cultural history. This has rendered the architectural expression constantly shifting, thus the difficulty of its recovery . This thesis will trace the particularities of colloquial architecture, as they break away from modern and traditional discourses, by alternatively assuming the position of a modernist and traditionalist. Particular methods will be employed to the various discursive fields that will be analyzed. The mode of analysis will be semiological in nature.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityby Jalal B. Mejel.en_US
dc.format.extent188 p.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherMassachusetts Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.rightsM.I.T. theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. See provided URL for inquiries about permission.en_US
dc.rights.urihttp://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/7582en_US
dc.subjectArchitecture.en_US
dc.title"Falling upon deaf ears" : the case of colloquial architectureen_US
dc.title.alternativeCase of colloquial architectureen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.degreeM.S.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Architecture.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc23360604en_US


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