Rchitecture in the Modern Arab and Islamic World

Hello,
I need to write an essay about 1000 words discussing the U.S Embassy in Baghdad Iraq by the Architect Josep Luis Sert.
This presentation will expand on and support the argument presented by the abstract. It will involve an analysis and/or a critique of a modern or contemporary building in the Middle East. This is a longer presentation, and students are encouraged to bring their own interpretive and critical skills, aided by the material discussed in class to date, to bear on the chosen building. Just like the midterm, this presentation should cover basic information about the building (dates, context, status, and so on), its main formal features, and unique aspects. But it should also engage in an argument or a justification of the features employed, and how these relate to origins in modern or Islamic architecture. Students should attempt to answer questions such as: in its final form, is the building unique to its particular urban or national setting only? What culture, lands, climate, politics, history, or other associations does the building evoke? What does its current or proposed configuration attempt to achieve, and to what audience is this targeted? Are there alternatives to achieving the same goals? This final presentation will demonstrate the students comprehension of the course material, and ability to utilize similar analytic and critical frameworks toward buildings beyond those presented in class. The emphasis should be on quality of presentation and pointedness of analysis. Each student will have a maximum of 10 minutes (presentation text cannot exceed 1000 words).

Added on 15.12.2014 17:03
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Rchitecture in the Modern Arab and Islamic World

Write a reading response based on the readings that I will provide.
Each reading should have a separate reading response.
The response should be not more than 75 words for each. It should be written in the format of a questions or a comments Not a summary of the reading”. It should reflect the understanding of the readings, by criticize, question or attempt an answer to the issues raised or material covered. The response should consist of 1-2 questions or comments.

The Course Description:
The course investigates the transformation of architecture in the Arab and Islamic worlds over the last century by examining how inherited forms were borrowed, appropriated or rejected in light of new
sociopolitical realities. It explores the difference between indigenous understandings of architecture vis-a -vis a classical or modern Western paradigm. It reviews the heritage of the larger Islamic world;
engages a series of case studies from the Arab world, each representing a distinct theme or phase in the development of architecture in various national contexts; and concludes with an appraisal of recent buildings in the UAE.

I will Attach the required readings for the responses, and other recommended readings that might help

Rchitecture in the Modern Arab and Islamic World

You are to submit an abstract which will be on a modern or contemporary building in the Middle East. This exercise entails sufficient knowledge of the building covered. The paper is meant to engage the analytic and critical capacities, and this should already be reflected in the argument proposed by the abstract (if the nature of an academic Abstractis not familiar, you are encouraged to conduct basic research and refer to examples. The abstract text should not exceed 200 words.

The building selected for this abstract : United states Embassy In Baghdad Iraq by Josep Luis sert

Please provide as many references as you can.

The Course Description:
The course investigates the transformation of architecture in the Arab and Islamic worlds over the last century by examining how inherited forms were borrowed, appropriated or rejected in light of new
sociopolitical realities. It explores the difference between indigenous understandings of architecture vis-a -vis a classical or modern Western paradigm. It reviews the heritage of the larger Islamic world;
engages a series of case studies from the Arab world, each representing a distinct theme or phase in the development of architecture in various national contexts; and concludes with an appraisal of recent buildings in the region.

Rchitecture in the Modern Arab and Islamic World

You are to submit an abstract of the final paper, which will be on a modern or contemporary building in the Middle East. This exercise entails sufficient knowledge of the building covered by the final paper. The final paper is meant to engage the students analytic and critical capacities, and this should already be reflected in the argument proposed by the abstract (if the nature of an academic Abstractis not familiar, students are encouraged to conduct basic research and refer to examples, and/or to consult campus writing resources). The abstract text should not exceed 200 words.

The building selected for this abstract : United states Embassy In Baghdad Iraq by Josep Luis sert

Please provide as many references as you can.

The Course Description:
The course investigates the transformation of architecture in the Arab and Islamic worlds over the last century by examining how inherited forms were borrowed, appropriated or rejected in light of new
sociopolitical realities. It explores the difference between indigenous understandings of architecture vis-a -vis a classical or modern Western paradigm. It reviews the heritage of the larger Islamic world;
engages a series of case studies from the Arab world, each representing a distinct theme or phase in the development of architecture in various national contexts; and concludes with an appraisal of recent buildings in the UAE.