DAMASCUS, SYRIA: Damaskus: Entwicklung und Struktur einer orientalisch-islamischen Stadt.
A detailed work on the development of the urbanism of Damascus by a German specialist on Islamic Architecure includes 12 large unbound folding maps on the history of the city.
Author: Dorothée SACK (born 1947).
Place and Year: Mainz am Rhein: Philipp von Zabern 1989.
Technique: Large 4°: XII, 142 pp. with illustrations within text, 32 pp. with illustrations, 12 unbound folding maps inserted in a sleeve, bound on the back of the binding, original brown binding with gilt title on the cover (Very Good).
A richly illustrated scientific work in German language gives a valuable information on development of Damascus. The author Dorothée Sack (born 1947) is one of the world leading specialist in Islamic Architecture. She was a professor at the Technical University in Berlin. Sack was nominated for the Aga Khan Award for Architecture.
The unbound large folding maps, inserted in a sleeve at the back, show the Development of Damascus from the 12th century on.