M'zab community, Algeria, North Africa: Its planning and architectural aspects--past, present, and future

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Title:
M'zab community, Algeria, North Africa: Its planning and architectural aspects--past, present, and future
Author:
Solieman, Khalifa Ali, 1950-
Issue Date:
1988
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
This thesis is a report of a study of some aspects of the architecture and urban planning of the M'zab Valley communities of southern Algeria, North Africa. The interrelation of physical planning and religious/social structures of the communities of the M'zab Valley are explored. This study was concerned with the following questions: (1) What are the various environmental factors that influence the design values of the M'zabites? (2) To what extent is the distinctive style of architecture in the M'zab due to religion: the Ibadi heritage or Islam in general? (3) How has the M'zab social structure responded to outside influences in recent years? (4) What is the present trend of the M'zab urban communities in architecture and planning?
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Architecture -- Algeria -- Mzab.; Islamic architecture -- Algeria -- Mzab.; Architecture and climate -- Algeria -- Mzab.
Degree Name:
M.A.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Architecture
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Matter, Fred S.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleM'zab community, Algeria, North Africa: Its planning and architectural aspects--past, present, and futureen_US
dc.creatorSolieman, Khalifa Ali, 1950-en_US
dc.contributor.authorSolieman, Khalifa Ali, 1950-en_US
dc.date.issued1988en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis thesis is a report of a study of some aspects of the architecture and urban planning of the M'zab Valley communities of southern Algeria, North Africa. The interrelation of physical planning and religious/social structures of the communities of the M'zab Valley are explored. This study was concerned with the following questions: (1) What are the various environmental factors that influence the design values of the M'zabites? (2) To what extent is the distinctive style of architecture in the M'zab due to religion: the Ibadi heritage or Islam in general? (3) How has the M'zab social structure responded to outside influences in recent years? (4) What is the present trend of the M'zab urban communities in architecture and planning?en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectArchitecture -- Algeria -- Mzab.en_US
dc.subjectIslamic architecture -- Algeria -- Mzab.en_US
dc.subjectArchitecture and climate -- Algeria -- Mzab.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.A.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineArchitectureen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorMatter, Fred S.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest1335391en_US
dc.identifier.oclc20157077en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b1693605xen_US
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