Syria Before the Deluge


Center for Architecture

Syria Before the Deluge presents photos of Syrian architectural monuments taken by acclaimed architectural photographer Peter Aaron in 2009. Nearly all the featured monuments have since been destroyed or damaged during the Syrian Civil War.

In addition to Aaron’s photographs, captioned by Aaron and Brooke Allen, the exhibition includes original plates from Robert Wood’s The Ruins of Palmyra (1753) and contextual texts by scholars Avinoam Shalem, Riggio Professor of the History of the Arts of Islam at Columbia University and Isotta Poggi, Assistant Curator at the Getty Research Institute.

  • Syria Before the Deluge is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

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