Samir Younés

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Samir Younés is a traditional architect, theorist, and educator. His writings focus on architectural theory, aesthetics, and the intersecting areas of the philosophy of history, cultural philosophy and politics. He is Professor of architecture at the University of Notre Dame where he was Director of the Rome Studies. Younés is the author of: The True, the Fictive and the Real, Quatremère de Quincy's Historical Dictionary of Architecture, Papadakis, 1999; The Imperfect City: On Architectural Judgment, Ashgate, 2012, Routledge, 2017. He has edited a number of books, including Ara Pacis Controprogetti / Counterprojects, Alinea, Firenze, 2003; Como, La modernità della tradizioneThe Modernity of Tradition, Gangemi, Roma, 2004; Barletta, la disfida urbana, Gangemi, Roma, 2005; Architects and Mimetic Rivalry, Papadakis, 2012; The Empire of Non-sense, Papadakis, 2016; and The Intellectual Life of the Architect, Papadakis, 2018. Younés’ projects and essays on architecture and aesthetics have appeared in Architectural Design, The Journal of the Royal Institute of Philosophy, The Journal of Urban DesignArchi e Colonne International, Quadri e Sculture, American Arts Quarterly.