From our belief at Tarek Waly Center Architecture & Heritage, that the hypothesis is an essential mechanism for our professional practice, depending on a vision and responsibility toward our society and the human right of a good livelihood . The center had produced many publications aiming to achieve the duplicity between the hypothesis approach and the application potentials parallel to the societal reality; to deepen the society acknowledgment of the urban reality socially, historically and ecologically.

In the following, there is a brief look into these publications, which are available in many public libraries such as Egypt’s National Library and Archives (Dar Al Kotob wal Watha’eq) in Cairo, Bibliotheca Alexandrina and many other Egyptian Cultural Centers . The publications are available in many specialized academic libraries such as Cairo University’s Faculty of Engineering Department of Architecture Library, Cairo University’s Faculty of Urban & Regional Planning Library, Helwan’s University’s Faculty of Fine Arts Architecture Department Library, Al Azhar university’s Faculties of Engineering (Boys & Girls) Architecture Departments Libraries, German University in Cairo (GUC) Architecture Department Library, American University in Cairo (AUC) Rare Books & Special Collections Library in addition to the Library of Congress in Washington DC.

Tarek Waly Center also provides free digital copies of the out of stocks publications, available on our website; there are some printed copies of some publications available for purchase through Tarek Waly Center and some book stores in Cairo ..
         
 

The Journey of Cairo; from Statehood to National Independence

Rehlat Al-Qahirah min Asr Al-Welaya ela Asr Al-Isteklal Al-Watany

رحلة القاهرة من عصر الولاية إلى عصر الاستقلال الوطني

Author : Tarek Waly
Publishing date : 2018

Language : Arabic

Status : Inpress

 

This is the second book  in the series "Comprehending  Urbanization in Lieu of the Analysis of Places", The first was “Muharraq , Urbanism of a Gulf city" This series follows the journey of urbanization in Arab communities. It represents a reading of   the history of a community’s urbanization process in light of its history . The adopted angle of vision by the author, presents a social point of reference as well as a composition of political and economic forces. It also covers history, geography, settlement and the local environment ... Read more

         
 

Urban, between Interpretation & Activation .. from the Past to the Future

Al Umran bein Al Ta'aweel wal Tafa'eel .. Min Al Mady ela Al Mostakbal

كتاب العمران بين التأويل والتفعيل .. من الماضي إلى المستقبل

Author : Tarek Waly
Publishing date : TBD (In progress)

Language : Arabic

Status : In progress

         
 

Heritage, approach to Identity between Neglect & Interaction

Al Turath Nahg Haweya bein Al Tagahol wal Tafa'ol

كتاب التراث نهج هوية بين التجاهل والتفاعل .. بين هوية الموروث وتطور المستحدث .. جدلية الماضي والمستقبل

Author : Tarek Waly
Publishing date : TBD

Language : Arabic

Status : In progress

         
 

A Journey with Ramsis Wessa Wassef, the Architect, the Artist, the Human

Rehla maa Tagrobat Ramsis Wessa Wassef, Al Meamary, Al Fanan, Al Insan

رحلة مع تجربة رمسيس ويصا واصف ... المعماري والفنان والإنسان

Author : Tarek Waly
Publishing date : TBD

Language : Arabic

Status : In progress

         
 

In Quest of an approach for Existence in Desert Architecture

Nahg Al Baqaa fi Umarat Al Saharaa

نهج البقاء فى عمارة الصحراء

Author : Tarek Waly
Publishing date : 2012 (2nd Edition), 1996 (1st Edition)

Language : Arabic

Status : Available in printed copy

 

This book does not tackle desert architecture in conventional technical terms. Rather, it presents visions, through which the author indulges in the romantic attributes of the desert, where man has to make the most of his inventiveness to cater for his natural instinct to be and to exist.This book addresses desert architecture, or rather an approach for existence. It is in search of realism and an escape to fantasy. Man is born to exist and exists to die. Between birth and death, he is held instinctively responsible, by The Creator, for the development of Earth ... Read more

         
 

Question .. Towards Change within the Arab Society
So'al Nahw Taghier Al-Mogtamaa Al-Araby

سؤال .. نحو تغيير المجتمع العربى

Author : Shimaa Shaheen
Publishing date : 2012

Language : Arabic

Status : Available in printed copy

         
 

Between Age and Sentiment, Urban Debates

Bayn Al-Asr Wa Al-Wegdan, Hiwar Umrany

بين العصر والوجدان ... حوار عمرانى

Author : Gamal Bakry
Publishing date : 2012

Language : Arabic

Status : Available in printed copy

         
 

Always ... Amar Ya Misr

Wa Da'eman ... Amar Ya Misr

ودائماً .. عمار يا مصـر

Author : Salah Higab
Publishing date : 2012

Language : Arabic

Status : Available in printed copy

         
 

Madrassa of Sultan Hassan

Madrasat Al-Sultan Hassan

مدرسة السلطان حسن .. القاهرة المحروسة

Author : Tarek Waly
Publishing date : 1996

Language : Arabic

Status : Out of Stock, Available in digital copy

  The Madrasa of Sultan Hassan stands proud as a witness to the glamour of Mamluk architecture in Cairo, in Muslim Egypt, and, even in the Islamic world. Viet Gaston perceived a the Citadel as a fortress which seems stuck in its setting, getting ready to pounce, while the Madrasa looks quiet and yearning for transcendent heights of the Citadel in challenging glory while confident with indifference. The Madrasa of Sultan Hassan, in its hauteur , overwhelms any onlooker whether an expert, a person with interest, a layman of an Arab or Muslim origin, an orientalist or a foreigner ... Read more
         
 

City and State

Al Madinah wal Dawlah

المدينة و الدولة

Author : Tarek Waly
Publishing date : 1996

Language : Arabic

Status : Out of Stock, Available in digital copy

  This book presents Ibn Khaldun and his intellect, through a new angle, as he states his theory, which had been put forward centuries ago, and had remained locked out. When it was recently brought to the focus of attention, it was associated with the field of sociology. The author, in this book, poses a reading in the Khaldouny theory within the context of urbanism as is understood today, and as had been meant by Ibn Khaldun in his famous Introduction ... Read more
         
 

Theory of Urbanism as Derived from the Khaldunian Paradigms

Al Nazariyah Al Umraniyah fi Al Ebar al Khaldouniyah

النظرية العمرانية فى العبر الخلدونية

Author : Tarek Waly
Publishing date : 1995

Language : Arabic

Status : Out of Stock, Available in digital copy

  This publication presents a specialized study where the author has embarked on this complex subject from a basic rule of moderation or equilibrium, weighed up against time and space. Setting off from where the others have reached, the author’s vision was focused on the ties with Ibn Khaldoun’s findings, and hypothesis on urbanism which has addressed a comprehensive history of urbanism of societies.This is meant to assist any community to grasp the wisdom of those laws, within the context of the present time or situation ... Read more
         
 

A Selection from Dr Abdul Latif Jassim Kanoo's Collection of Islamic Art

Min Magmo'et Al Doctor Abdul Latif Jassim Kanoo min Al Fonoun Al Islamiyah

من مجموعة الدكتور عبد اللطيف جاسم كانو من الفنون الإسلامية

Authors : Tarek Waly , Abdul Latif Jassim Kanoo , Samar Al Galini
Publishing date : 1994

Language : Arabic & English

Status : Out of Stock

  The Pioneering interest by Private collectors, both in the Islamic and non-islamic worlds, to acquire and preserve Islamic art and heritage began some 200 years ago at a time when many of the magnificent products of Muslim artists and artisans were seriously threatened with oblivion or loss. As a result, and particularly from the middle of the last century, these laudable collecting activities of Islamic art  formed the core , in many instances , of some of the great collections of Islamic art in national and private museums throughout the world ... Read more
         
 

In Quest of the Path to "The One" in Mosque Architecture

Nahg al Wahed fi 'Emaret al Masaged

نهج الواحد فى عمارة المساجد

Author : Tarek Waly
Publishing date : 1993

Language : Arabic & English

Status : Out of Stock, Available in digital copy

  The architectural design process, for a Muslim, may be achieved by means of both reason and imagination. Thus, it is linked to the creative capabilities of the Muslim human being. In addition to his mental and logical composition, which is exercised in the application of the approach for spatial formation, while his emotional and romantic setting up, is to contribute to the creativity of the spaces ... Read more
         
 

Statement & Elaboration on Architecture & Urbanism
Al Bayan wal Tebyan fi Al Umara wal Umran

البيان و التبيان فى العمارة و العمران

Author : Tarek Waly
Publishing date :
1993

Language : Arabic

Status : Available in printed copy

  The author’s vision is focused on the epochs when the Arabs and Muslims had shared one calendar, a unified currency and a single legislation. They had been acclaimed for their ingenuity in the various fields of science, arts, and crafts. Back then they possessed an Arab-Islamic architecture and urbanization. They held an insightful respect for their environments and situation in space and time ... Read more
         
 

Private Skies: The courtyard pattern in the Architecture of the House

Nahg Al Bawaten fi Umaret Al Masaken

نهج البواطن فى عمارة المساكن

Author : Tarek Waly
Publishing date :
1992

Language : Arabic & English

Status : Out of Stock, Available in digital copy

  Housing was the first work of architecture by man, while nature presented the first influential force on the composition of residential architectural expression. With the process of the creative spatial formation of the house, man faced the necessity to make choices that cater for his psychological and protection needs, to attain his internal equilibrium ... Read more
         
 

Muharraq, Urbanism of a Gulf City

Al Muharraq, Umran Madinah Khalijiya

المحرق عمران مدينة خليجية

Author : Tarek Waly
Publishing date :
1990

Language : Arabic

Status : Out of Stock, Available in digital copy

  This book follows a journey of urbanization in one of the Arab communities in the Gulf region. A reading of the history of a community’s urbanization process For Muharraq City in the State of Bahrain is undertaken for the purpose of understanding the urbanization of the community in light of its history. The adopted angle of vision by the author, presents a social point of reference as well as a composition of political and economic forces. It also covers history, geography, settlement and the local environment. In addition it deals with all fields of arts and crafts ... Read more
         
         
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