Darat al Funun: Art, Architecture, Archaeology

Language: En/Ar
Published by Darat al Funun - The Abdul Hameed Shoman Foundation, 1997
143 pages

“This publication […] celebrates the tenth anniversary of the Abdul Hameed Shoman Foundation’s support programme for the arts. A detailed account of the Darat al Funun’s wide-ranging activities is followed by three essays by experts in their fields: Brahim Alaoui of the renowned Institut du Monde Arabe in Paris provides a comprehensive overview of contemporary Arab art and its evolution. Architect Ammar Khammash takes a close look at the architecture of the three traditional buildings of the Darat, dating from the 1920’s, in the context of the history of architecture in Jordan. Pierre Bikai, director of the American Center for Oriental Research (ACOR) and Archeologist May Sha’er supply an in-depth archeological study of the antiquities at the site of the Darat al Funun.