CSAAR Publication Program
promotion of scholarship on contemporary architecture and the built
environment in the Arab states is an important part of the Center's
mission. The Center publications fall into several distinct and
1-Proceedings of conferences and seminars organized by the Center.
2-Monographs exploring specific aspects of architecture and the built environment in the Arab region.
3- Occasional papers or essays that contribute to the understanding
of contemporary architecture in the region.
The publications of the Center will appear under CSAAR Transactions
on the Built Environment series.
In facilitating these and other publications, the Center’s purpose is
to encourage original research and analysis of relevant issues. While
every effort is made to ensure that the publications are of a high
academic standard, there is naturally bound to be a diversity of views,
positions, ideas and interpretations. As such, the opinions expressed
in CSAAR publications must be understood as belonging to their authors
Publish with CSAAR
addition to publishing scholarly work planned and conducted by the
Center, CSAAR also publishes work by the general academic and
professional community. CSAAR Program for Publication is established to
support terminated and unpublished scholarly work on architecture and
the built environment in general. Application is open to scholars
holding the doctorate or to doctoral candidates conducting research.
CSAAR publishes scholarly books which are directed towards
an audience of peers or students (graduate or undergraduate) or towards
the more general public in both English and Arabic
Arabic Publication Program
As part of its policy to encourage
publication of scholarly work in Arabic language, CSAAR
supports the authoring, translation and editing of books in
Arabic language. Arabic book-writing activities involve one
of the following:
Authoring a scholarly book or monograph
which is directed towards an audience of peers or
students or towards the more general public in Arabic
Translating relevant books or textbooks
into Arabic. To promote the availability of good
technical and scientific books in Arabic, CSAAR
encourages the translation of selected titles into
Submit a Publication Proposal
prepare a book proposal, please adhere to the following
prepare a book translation proposal,
please adhere to
the following format [pdf]
Submissions for CSAAR Publication Program as well as any of
your comments and suggestions should be sent to
To see a list
of books published by CSAAR,
click here. Our publications can be
ordered online. Ordering details are available
Ordering CSAAR Publication
You can order CSAAR publications online.
here to order titles online.
We accept payments via credit card or bank wire transfer.
After receiving your order, items available in stock will
take 48 hours to process and prepare for dispatch. Once your
order has been processed all items will be dispatched using
a standard delivery service. Estimated delivery time is 10
working days. All deliveries will be sent as a small packet
Forthcoming Publication Project:
Contemporary Architecture in the Arab World
current publication project for CSAAR is an edited book titled
"Contemporary Architecture in the Arab World". The project aims to
review and chronicle modern architectural development in the Arab World
and its relation to the social, cultural, political, and economical
developments in the region. The focus will be on surveying, reviewing
and analyzing the most outstanding works of contemporary architecture
in the region. The product of this project will be an edited book
of two Volumes that covers architectural developments in all Arab
States during the twentieth century. The book will appear in
English and latter the Center will publish the Arabic version of the
book. The book will be published by an international publishing house.
Early Modern Architecture in the Arab World: The formative stage 1900-1970
This volume will focus on the architectural heritage of the
Modern Movement from early twentieth century untill Independence period
(1950-1970) in the Arab World.
Contemporary Architecture in the Arab World: 1970-current
In addition to reviewing and analyzing the most influential projects as
well as many lesser-known buildings in the region, the chapters of a
book may address various related issues that include –but not limited
to- the following:
- Historical roots of the formative stage .
- Othman roots .
- Pre-independence architecture .
- Colonial architecture .
- Post-independence architecture .
- Significance of pre-independence architecture .
- Early generations of architects .
- Social, political and technological influences .
- Intellectual revolution and demographic changes in early twentieth century .
- Debate about modernity and nature of regional architecture .
- Review architectural developments in the period .
- Western thoughts and influences .
- Critical review and analysis of architectural products of the period .
- Formative strands of contemporary architecture .
- Architectural trends and movements in the region .
- Survey of influential architects.
- Review/analysis of major influences on the region's contemporary architecture.
Scholars interested in writing a chapter covering Modern Architecture
in one of the Arab states, please send a statement of interest to the
editor at: firstname.lastname@example.org. To prepare and submit a chapter proposal, please adhere to the following