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But We Cannot See Them


This is the first comprehensive sourcebook for one of the most important contemporary art communities in the UAE’s history. Available in separate English and Arabic editions, this work complete with a bespoke timeline centers on a group sometimes called “the five,” at an intersection of visual artists, writers, and filmmakers based in the UAE. Its members identified with a “new culture” of encouraging radical, formal and conceptual experimentation. Eventually, some of these artists founded the celebrated Flying House.

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Greater than a Wall


Two worlds and families collide with the arrival of the wall across the West Bank. When an Israeli youth is killed by a Palestinian youth in suspicious circumstances, it falls on the reluctant Aron Lunzer from the right-wing Israeli media to question the inconsistencies in the official report. His investigation leads him to Jewish and Islamic extremists and to a Lebanese Christian who curses like a pure Sephardic Jew and reminds him of his dead wife. Together, they uncover the events that led to the deaths of the two youths in a race to foil a suicide mission that is set to ignite a third intifada.

As Brexit UK and Trump’s America continue to divide societies, this compelling novel provides a stark reminder of what can happen to communities when walls are built between people.

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Sir Bani Yas & The Church of the East


This special-edition volume, which was presented as a gift to Pope Francis by Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, tells the story of Sir Bani Yas island, shedding light on aspects of the Church of the East and the role it played in the past and its future role in terms of heritage and educational tourism. Sir Bani Yas represents the spirit of collaboration: a place where archaeologists, natural scientists and anthropologists have joined forces to make culture relevant, meaningful and enjoyable.

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The presentation of the book to Pope Francis

 

The Quarries of Meroe, Sudan


Providing a stunning visual journey across the ancient stone quarries in Sudan, this publication offers invaluable insights into the Meroitic civilization, demonstrating the significance of stone production within the history of this period of the Kingdom of Kush.

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Diana Al-Hadid: Phantom Limb


This scholarly catalogue reviews the recent work of Syrian-American artist Diana Al-Hadid at a critical juncture in her fast-growing career. Already represented by a major New York gallery (Marianne Boesky), this bilingual publication (English and Arabic) marks the occasion of her first solo show in the Middle East, at the Art Gallery of NYU Abu Dhabi – a new exhibition venue dedicated to museum-quality exhibitions and scholarly, timely publications.

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Al-Andalus: Archaeology, History and Memory


Al-Andalus represents one of the most brilliant periods in human history, a time replete with great achievements in arts and architecture, and characterized by political and religious tolerance among different religions and conceptions of the world. This trilingual volume (English, Arabic and Spanish) explores the interactions of archaeology, history and memory with the collaboration of scholars from different scientific and national backgrounds.

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Gulf Sustainable Urbanism


Co-produced with in-depth research by Harvard University, this highly erudite and invaluable academic resource addresses a seemingly insurmountable challenge: how to create an environment in which people can enjoy comfortable lifestyles, pursue fulfilling careers, educate their children, and contribute to their societies, without exhausting food and water supplies or polluting the environment, even when the surrounding terrain is hostile and barren. With applicable guidelines, this accomplished work in two volumes presents a credible vision of how an urban population can live sustainably with relative comfort.

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The Awakening: Peter Halley and Pietro Roccasalva


The Awakening is a dazzlingly unconventional and brilliantly unique catalogue highlighting Mottahedan Projects’ latest exhibition. Featuring poetry by John Yau and artist interviews by Salwa Mikdadi, the book features stunning photography and cutting-edge design to offer a unique insight into the works of two of the most exciting international artists working today.

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UCL Qatar Annual Report 14/15


UCL Qatar’s first annual bilingual report (English and Arabic) focuses on the 2014-15 academic year and is also a commemoration of all the progress the university has made over the past four years in bringing a world-class research-led institution of higher education to the heart of the Arab and Islamic world.

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Diar Consult: An Architectural Journey


This book celebrates a full quarter century of work produced by Samir and Sheila Daoud, a partnership of a husband and wife team that was intent on taking a responsible role in the development of a young nation with unprecedented ambition, and contributing to the impressive transformation of the UAE and the broader Arab region. Collating architectural projects undertaken by Diar Consult, this work illustrates a remarkable and diverse range, varying from small private homes to ambitious residential communities and iconic and award-winning office developments.

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