Architecture in the Emirates (Taschen, 2007) by Philip Jodidio records some of the most fascinating results of the recent construction fever in the Gulf.
The small emirates and states located on the Gulf, at the eastern edge of the Saudi Arabian peninsula, are building new cities in the desert at an astonishing rate, from Bahrain to Doha, and south to the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Comprised of Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, Fujairah, Ras al-Khaimah, Sharjah, and Umm al-Quwain, the UAE is an oil-and-gas-rich region that has experienced an unparalleled architectural boom in recent years. With a dizzying array of ultra-modern towers popping up throughout the area, it’s no surprise that the Gulf region has attracted many of the world’s most prominent architects, including Tadao Ando, Frank Gehry, Zaha Hadid, and Jean Nouvel, who are all designing groundbreaking projects for the ambitious Cultural District project on Saadiyat Island off the coast of Abu Dhabi. With these and many more remarkable, large-scale projects recently built or in progress, the Gulf emirates are perhaps today’s top architectural hotspot.
– Philip Jodidio, Architecture in the Emirates (Taschen, 2007), book description
The text is in English. The book is lavishly illustrated with photographs and architectural drawings.
Our copy in stock is in good condition. The pages are clean, no markings. except for the pencil inscription on the first flyleaf. There is some toning on the edges of the pages. The binding is fine. The glueing of the binding is firm. The dust jacket shows some small traces of edge wear and some signs of shelf wear and use. / The covers show only some minor signs of shelf wear and use.