Excerpt: The Doha International Book Fair also saw Fatema Al Sulaiti, Associate Deputy Director for Collection at Qatar Museums launch two of her latest books – Fatimid Woodwork and Architecture Development.
Fatimid Woodwork highlights a unique craft and medium of design in the Fatimid Era. It presents examples of the finest Fatimid woodwork of both Islamic and Coptic origin and aims to show that Fatimid art is a historic style in its own right. Architecture Development provides insight into how traditional Islamic towns and cities were conceived, organised, and developed over long periods of time, following simple rules that were based on religious and ethical values.
This year’s Doha International Book Fair featured thousands of books from more than 30 countries, bringing to light some of the unique aspects of Qatar’s culture and heritage. What’s in the Sand?, Fatimid Woodwork and Architecture Development are now available for purchase at Qatar Museums’ retail outlets located at the Museum of Islamic Art, Mathaf: Arab Musuem of Modern Art at Qatar Foundation, Al Zubarah, QM galleries at Al Riwaq and Katara and at Virgin Megastore and WH Smith outlets in Doha.
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