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Casablanca : colonial myths and architectural ventures / Jean-Louis Cohen and Monique Eleb.

By: Cohen, Jean-Louis.
Contributor(s): Eleb, Monique, 1945-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: [Paris] : Hazan, 2009Description: 480 p. : ill. (some col.), plans ; 25 cm.ISBN: 285025956X (hbk.); 9782850259562 (hbk.).Uniform titles: Casablanca. English Subject(s): Architecture -- Morocco -- Casablanca -- History -- 20th century | City planning -- Morocco -- Casablanca -- History -- 20th century | Casablanca (Morocco) -- Buildings, structures, etcDDC classification: 720.9643 COH
Contents:
A Bad Start for a City of Adventure: From Anfa to Casablanca -- Henri Prost's Plan (1914-1917): A Flexible Approach -- The Rule and The Monument - Planning Casablanca after 1920 -- Living in the Ville Nouvelle in the 1920s -- 1930-1940: From Art Deco to Modernism in Residential Construction -- Building the New Medina and Housing the Workers -- Building Modern Leisure Facilities -- The Post-1945 Golden Age and Its Dark Side -- Michel Ecochard's Controversial Urbanism (1950-1952) -- "Culture-Specific" Housing for Muslims: The Age of Large-Scale Projects -- Housing the Europeans -- Villas, Beachside Resorts, and Movie Theaters: Hedonism at Work -- Biographies of Architects Active in Casablanca -- Abbreviations and Institutional Acronyms -- Glossary of Moroccan Terms -- Index -- Illustration Credits.
Review: "In this volume, authors Jean-Louis Cohen and Monique Eleb trace the metamorphosis of Casablanca from a languishing port into a modern metropolis that was hailed as an exciting laboratory for architectural and visual experimentation.Summary: With over 680 illustrations, including hundreds of previously unpublished photographs culled from archives in France and Morocco, Casablanca offers a comprehensive catalog of the city's most significant buildings and neighborhoods - including the bidonvilles (shantytowns), the villas and beachside resorts, the distinctive squares laid out during the French Protectorate, and the medina."--BOOK JACKET.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 449-460) and index.

A Bad Start for a City of Adventure: From Anfa to Casablanca -- Henri Prost's Plan (1914-1917): A Flexible Approach -- The Rule and The Monument - Planning Casablanca after 1920 -- Living in the Ville Nouvelle in the 1920s -- 1930-1940: From Art Deco to Modernism in Residential Construction -- Building the New Medina and Housing the Workers -- Building Modern Leisure Facilities -- The Post-1945 Golden Age and Its Dark Side -- Michel Ecochard's Controversial Urbanism (1950-1952) -- "Culture-Specific" Housing for Muslims: The Age of Large-Scale Projects -- Housing the Europeans -- Villas, Beachside Resorts, and Movie Theaters: Hedonism at Work -- Biographies of Architects Active in Casablanca -- Abbreviations and Institutional Acronyms -- Glossary of Moroccan Terms -- Index -- Illustration Credits.

"In this volume, authors Jean-Louis Cohen and Monique Eleb trace the metamorphosis of Casablanca from a languishing port into a modern metropolis that was hailed as an exciting laboratory for architectural and visual experimentation.

With over 680 illustrations, including hundreds of previously unpublished photographs culled from archives in France and Morocco, Casablanca offers a comprehensive catalog of the city's most significant buildings and neighborhoods - including the bidonvilles (shantytowns), the villas and beachside resorts, the distinctive squares laid out during the French Protectorate, and the medina."--BOOK JACKET.

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