Those of us who admire the work of Hassan Fathy are familiar with some of his ideas mainly through his own published works and may have gotten a broader sense of the extent and quality of his design activities through James Steele’s An Architecture for People: The Complete Works of Hassan Fathy (Whitney Library of Design, 1997). Nevertheless, the picture was still incomplete. Fortunately, Salma Samar Damluji and Viola Bertini have come together to fill this glaring gap with their new monograph book on Hassan Fathy and his work: Hassan Fathy: Earth and Utopia, published by Laurence King in 2018.
Salma Samar Damluji and Viola Bertini. Hassan Fathy: Earth and Utopia. Laurence King, 2018.