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Rashid Yaseen: The Complete Poetic Works


This publication in Arabic presents the complete poetic works of the late Iraqi poet Rashid Yaseen, one of the pioneers who revolutionized Arabic poetry in the twentieth century by creating a new style with more fluid and expressive meters and rhymes. Over the course of more than six decades, he wrote some of the most beautiful verses ever written in the Arabic language in both the classic and modern styles. His poetry touched on a wide range of subjects, from the tumultuous events in the Middle East and the world as he witnessed them, to beauty, love, and the suffering of the human soul. He also wrote a great deal of literary criticism and translated many literary texts into Arabic, including exquisite translations of some of Shakespeare’s sonnets into Arabic verse. Categorized by year and thereby tracing the evolution of his penmanship, this anthology represents the entire known body of Rashid Yaseen’s poetic work, capturing the beauty of rhythm and rhyme, and the amazing combination of depth, eloquence, and simplicity of expression that are the hallmark of his style and that place him among the world’s greatest poets.

UCL Annual Report 18/19


Following on from the success of the first four editions of the Report, this dual-language edition of the Annual Report focuses on the track record and advances made by the university over the course of the 2018-19 academic year.

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The first edition of the report

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The second edition of the report

The third edition of the report

The fourth edition of the report

Expo 2020 Dubai Sustainability Report


This is the first Sustainability Report for Expo 2020 Dubai, which has been prepared in line with the internationally recognised sustainability reporting standards of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI). These standards provide a common language and platform for organisations and their stakeholders to communicate their economic, environmental and social impacts. Using a balanced and transparent approach, this annual report conveys the impacts of Expo 2020 Dubai in the UAE.

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Meissen Porcelain


This sumptuous dual-language Russian-English publication traces the history of Meissen porcelain and catalogues a very fine private collection, from vases and dishes to figurines and animals, using a design template inspired by the idea of the book as contemporary museum showcase.

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Louvre: Highlights of a Collection


Inaugurated in November 2017, Louvre Abu Dhabi is the first museum in the Gulf region to embody the universal concept inherited from the museums of the Enlightenment. Akkadia Press worked on the flipbooks of the print publication in separate English, Arabic, French and Chinese editions.

 

English edition

Arabic edition

French edition

Chinese edition

Visionaries to Vloggers: Media Revolutions in the Middle East


Social revolutions begin with an idea, the realization of which demands change. In the contemporary Middle East, the upheavals driven by revolutionary movements aiming to seize power and upend unpopular regimes have made media their accomplice. This publication depicts the multiple forms and expressions of the creative culture of dissent that are deeply embedded in Arab culture and daily life as an articulation of independence, dignity and respect, in spite of the restrictions of deep-rooted autocratic structures, before and after the 2011 uprisings.

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UCL Annual Report 17/18


Following on from the success of the first three editions of the Report, this dual-language edition of the Annual Report focuses on the track record and advances made by the university over the course of the 2017-18 academic year.

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The first edition of the report

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The second edition of the report

The third edition of the report

CRAFTS OF SAUDI ARABIA


From across Saudi Arabia, local artisans have passionately laboured and innovated to take part in a landmark exhibition that reflects the scale, diversity and wealth of their country’s cultural and artisanal heritage. This publication sheds light on the legacy of craftsmanship and illustrates how beautiful and ancient crafts can play an important role in terms of social and economic growth in a contemporary world.

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The Hijaz Railway


In 1900, the Hijaz Railway was built to provide a modern means of transport for pilgrims travelling from Asia, Europe and the Levant for the Hajj, as well as strengthening ties across the then-fragmented Muslim world. This work explores the many-layered stories of discovery of this historic railway, shedding light on this fascinating part of Saudi Arabia’s cultural legacy.

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Zimoun


The artwork of Swiss artist Zimoun is sculpture, music, composition, soundscape, and installation; it is minimalist, conceptual, expressive, technical, natural, open, rigid, and chaotic. The essays in this book each take different approaches to the question of how to frame, contextualize, and discuss Zimoun’s artwork, beginning with art historical framing, proceeding through music and soundscape, and finally concluding with an interview with the artist himself. There, Zimoun offers: “I like to think of my works as audible buildings that can be entered and explored as much with your ears as with your eyes.”

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