As the top-ranking public arts graduate programme in the United States, VCU became the first American university to come to Qatar. This title reflects on and celebrates the 20 years since VCUarts Qatar began its mission of providing a steady source of innovation, exploring alternative ways of looking at the world and at ourselves, and proving that the arts is the connective tissue that supports and binds together the full spectrum of disciplines as we aim to solve today’s most pressing challenges.
Showcasing 26 internationally acclaimed artists and art collectives from the Gulf region and the world, and directly referencing John Berger’s seminal 1972 eponymous text on visual culture, this publication invites the viewer to actively engage with the artwork, and to explore the ways by which artists assign forms and concepts that seem familiar with renewed appearances and meanings.
This collection of essays and conversations sheds light on and discusses how images in films and animation have influenced identity portrayals in the Arab context. Published to accompany the first exhibition at the new Media Majlis at Northwestern University in Qatar, this beautifully crafted book discusses a spectrum of impressions and visual cues in film, both of and from the Arab world, that often unwittingly create distortions, in turn inspiring confidence or promoting stereotypes and even prejudices that have led to war or inter-regional conflicts of many kinds.
Featuring extraordinary, documentary-style photography, this beautiful and engaging coffee table book follows the remarkable journey of the Scimitar-horned Oryx as it is reintroduced into Chad’s Sahelian heartland. Considered the world’s most ambitious large mammal reintroduction project and a milestone for future species conservation efforts, the book charts the collaborative efforts of the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi, Government of Chad and Sahara Conservation Fund, along with some of the world’s leading zoological societies and research institutions, as this iconic species sets foot on its native soil nearly three decades after it was declared ‘extinct in the wild’.
Globes: Visions of the World uses remarkable works of cartography, art, science and technology to tell the fascinating story of how humanity has understood our planet and the cosmos across two and a half millennia. This work, in English, French and Arabic, has been published to accompany the second temporary exhibition at the new Louvre Abu Dhabi. It seeks to recreate the links between this long search for knowledge and today’s science and comprehension by paying tribute to the visionary scholars whose goal was to model – in spheres, circles and ellipses – our fascinating cosmos.
This book has been published to accompany the first temporary exhibition at the new Louvre Abu Dhabi. Tracing the birth of the Musée du Louvre in Paris in the 18th century, this beautifully crafted trilingual work sheds light on the way a public collection is formed, drawing mainly on the collections of the Musée du Louvre and the Château de Versailles. The exhibition evokes the creation of the Musée du Louvre from the time of Louis XIV, when the royal collections were presented in the gardens and Grand Apartments at Versailles, through to the opening of the Muséum in the Palais du Louvre in 1793. It examines the question of the origins and role of the museum, born of royal will, and the evolution of artistic practices, enhanced by a reflection on the transmission and teaching of art.
The Qatar Manual for Tour Guiding has been produced within the framework of the Qatar National Tourism Sector, which seeks to diversify the country’s tourism offering and increase the sector’s contribution to Qatar’s economy by 2030. Presented as a valuable compendium of all relevant information on Qatar, this title in separate English and Arabic editions provides all the material and training that a tour guide in Qatar requires to promote the country.
Using UNEP’s science-based information to describe the conditions and trends of the environmental system, the Abu Dhabi State of Environment Report informs sustainable development decision-making by providing scientifically credible environmental information and knowledge about key interactions between society and the natural environment in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. This invaluable resource is available in separate English and Arabic editions and has a dedicated bilingual website. A separate print version of the Executive Summary is also available.
Elegant, culturally accessible and beautiful, this work of original aphorisms in Russian and English from the perspective of a very successful business magnate features exceptional design and production values to ensure a striking, relevant and truly high-quality book. The text of Maxims of a Man of Schemes is balanced throughout by fine-art illustrations, including a number supplied by contemporary painters of the author’s acquaintance.