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Volume 12: Al Manakh

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Forms: 4 almenak, 6-7 almanache(e, (6 amminick), 7 almanacke, 6-9 -ack, 8- -ac. (Apperas in med.L. as almanch(h in end of 13th c., and soon after (thought it might have been earlier) in most of Rom. langs., It. almanacco, Sp. almanaque, Fr. almanach, the immediate source of which was app. a Spanish Arabic al-manakh, which translates to 'the climate' ...more
Paperback, 496 pages
Published September 1st 2007 by Columbia University GSAPP / Archis
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A snapshot of the time & place it was written about.. the Middle East and Gulf area, although it's only 3-4 years old it is the best architectural and planning insight you can find about the recent developments and experiments in the area.
This collection of three journals large enough to be books by themselves is a stimulating, as well as visually appealing guide to the region's development on an architectural and regional scale. Al Manakh seeks to be a guide/almanac to the forces and growth in
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