352 s, İngilizce.
In spite of their ubiquity, factories, workshops, warehousing facilities and other building types intimately connected to the industrial process have yet to be the subject of any intense investigation in the diverse countries that make up the Islamic world. This book, which comes out of the “Transformation of Places of Production” seminar organized by the Aga Khan Award for Architecture in cooperation with Bilgi University in Istanbul in January 2009, aims at initiating a discourse that may remedy this oversight and begin to shed light on this important topic.
Various developments have found expression in the built environment. And yet, the architectural as well as urban ramifications of places of industrial production in the countries of the Islamic world have not received the focus they deserve.
They definitely have received far less attention than in the West, and even there, the interest in industrial architecture remains relatively limited in comparison to the interest provided to other building types. The West provides a natural frame of reference since it is where the Industrial Revolution took place and the modern industrialization process came into being.