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Discovering Arabian Deco: Qatari Early Modern Architecture

Author/EditorJaidah, Ibrahim Mohamed (Author)
Publisher: Mondadori Electa
ISBN: 9788891834867
Pub Date13/12/2022
BindingHardback
Pages360
Dimensions (mm)318(h) * 240(w)
An architectural journey through the three most significant decades 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s of urban development in Doha, Qatar, since the oil discovery.
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Encompassing a superb collection of rare photographs, drawings, and reproductions, this volume unlocks the architectural changes that took place in Doha from urban transition in the 1950s to urban necessity in the 1960s to urban modernity in 1970s. Each decade experienced events that shaped the city s evolution. The book will also shine a light on the 1960s movement named Qatari Deco. The most iconic buildings will be shown with commentary, provoking nostalgia and wonder in the younger generation, as many have now been demolished. The book is authored by award-winning architect Ibrahim Mohamed Jaidah. It showcases never-before-seen photographs, drawings, and buildings from his private collection and the Arab Engineering Bureau (AEB) archives.

Encompassing a superb collection of rare photographs, drawings, and reproductions, this volume unlocks the architectural changes that took place in Doha from urban transition in the 1950s to urban necessity in the 1960s to urban modernity in 1970s. Each decade experienced events that shaped the city s evolution. The book will also shine a light on the 1960s movement named Qatari Deco. The most iconic buildings will be shown with commentary, provoking nostalgia and wonder in the younger generation, as many have now been demolished. The book is authored by award-winning architect Ibrahim Mohamed Jaidah. It showcases never-before-seen photographs, drawings, and buildings from his private collection and the Arab Engineering Bureau (AEB) archives.

Ibrahim Mohamed Jaidah is a leading figure on the Qatari architectural scene. He authored the History of Qatari Architecture, 99 Domes, and Qatari Style: Unexpected Interiors.

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