Architecture and Globalisation in the Persian Gulf Region is an impressive volume that deals exclusively with the architecture of a region in need of much historical analysis and scholarly attention. This book is a very timely and important contribution to our improved understanding of the region and its global impact. Such understanding is imperative not only because the region itself is, and has long been, a hotbed of debates and solutions, but also because many of the most extreme manifestations of globalism—both in breathtaking architectural works and in the most ghastly violations of human rights that make them possible—are played out here.

The text is divided into three parts: “Western Coastline of Persian Gulf,”...

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