*These photos were found online because I changed my piece. The author of the original piece I chose does not have a monograph.
What was Damascus’s contribution to climate change?
After skimming through the book, I couldn’t find a chapter that related to my question so I did a different search and downloaded an E-book instead because there were no physical copies of the books I wanted.
Verner, Dorte, Breisinger, Clemens, and Wiebelt, Manfred. 2013. Chapter 4 Economic Impacts of Droughts in the Syrian Arab Republic and Floods in the Republic of Yemen. In Economics of Climate Change in the Arab World : Case Studies from the Syrian Arab Republic, Tunisia and the Republic of Yemen, pp. 95-113. Herndon: World Bank Publications.
Ali, Saleem. 2016. Reconciling Islamic Ethics, Fossil Fuel Dependence, and Climate Change in the Middle East. Review of Middle East Studies, Vol. 50 no. 2: 172-178.
julie mehretu drawings showcases Julie Mehretu’s work from 1997 to 2006. In her art, she is inspired by structures and the environment and abstracts them by looking at computer mappings and design schematics. Using strategic marks making and layering, she employs the modernist perspective grid, where there are multiple, distorted vanishing points. Mehretu is oftentimes inspired by political activity, as in the case of Epigraph, Damascus. Epigraph, Damascus is different because she portrays both the pre conflict and present state Damascus. It fits in “The Usable Past” as it questions how can we learn from the past.