1st Edition

Forms of Dominance On the Architecture and Urbanism of the Colonial Enterprise

Edited By Nezar AlSayyad Copyright 1992
    374 Pages
    by Routledge

    Originally published in 1992, as part of the Ethnoscapes: Current Challenges in the Environmental Social Sciences series, reissued now with a new series introduction and new preface, Forms of Dominance: On the Architecture and Urbanism of the Colonial Enterprise examines the complex experience of colonial domination, social reaction, and physical adaptation within the built environment of regions such as Morocco, Eastern Europe, India, Guatemala and East Africa, and provides a multi-disciplinary and cross-cultural perspective on the colonial experience.

    New Series Introduction to the Reissue David Canter and David Stea.  New Preface.  Preface.  1. Urbanism and the Dominance Equation: Reflections on Colonialism and National Identity Nezar AlSayyad  2. The Islamic City as a Colonial Enterprise Nezar AlSayyad  3. From Suprabarangay to Colonial Capital: Reflections on the Hispanic Foundation of Manila Robert Reed  4. City as Durbar: Theater and Power in Imperial Delhi Hosagrahar Jyoti  5. Pondicherry: A French Enclave in India Preeti Chopra  6. Before the Instant City: San Francisco’s Colonial Origins Reconsidered Eric Sandweiss  7. Colonialism, Modernity: The French in Morocco Paul Rabinow  8. Le Corbusier and Algiers: The Plan Obus as Colonial Urbanism Michele Lamprakos  9. Building Power: Italian Architecture and Urbanism in Libya and Ethiopia Mia Fuller  10. Creating the Traditional City: A French Project Shirine Hamadeh  11. Cities of the Stalinist Empire Greg Castillo  12. Continued Colonization in the New World: Model Villages in the Guatemalan Highlands Nina Veregge  13. Designing National Identity: Post-Colonial Capitols as Intercultural Dilemmas Lawrence Vale  14. Rethinking Colonialism: An Epilogue Anthony King.  Note on Contributors.


    Nezar AlSayyad is an architect, planner, urban historian and a public intellectual. He is a Distinguished Emeritus Professor of Architecture and Planning, at the University of California at Berkeley where he was Chair of the Center for Middle Eastern Studies for two decades. In 1988, AlSayyad co-founded the International Association for the Study of Traditional Environments (IASTE) and served as its first President for two decades, and he still serves as the Editor of the Association’s highly acclaimed peer-reviewed journal Traditional Dwellings and Settlements Review (TDSR). AlSayyad writings have spanned many disciplines including research on tradition, heritage and globalization and their connection to the built environment. He is the author, co-author, or editor of many books among them: Forms of Dominance (1992); Consuming Tradition, Manufacturing Heritage (2001); The End of Tradition (2003); Cinematic Urbanism: A History of the Modern from Reel to Real  (2006); The Fundamentalist City (2012); and Traditions: The Real, the Hyper and the Virtual in the Built Environment (2014); and the major Encyclopedic volume Cairo: The Routledge Handbook of Histories, Representations and Discourses, 2023. AlSayyad is the recipient of many grants and awards for his research and in 2008, the University of California at Berkeley awarded him, the Distinguished Teaching Award, the highest honor Berkeley bestows on its faculty. In 2015, AlSayyad was awarded a Distinguished Guggenheim Fellowship.