This volume is published on the occasion of the opening of the National Museum of Qatar in the state’s capital, Doha. Inspired by the desert rose with its interlocking disks, architect Jean Nouvel’s innovative design, responds to the country’s desert location by the sea. The museum, built around Sheikh Abdullah bin Jassim Al-Thani’s original nineteenth-century palace, honors Qatar’s heritage while looking to its future as a thriving cultural hub.
This book more than does justice to the unique facility…with sumptuous, full-bleed photos… The text…sheds light on just about every aspect of the museum… It's the next best thing to being there.
Philip Jodidio is the author of numerous books on architecture, including monographs on Tadao Ando, Santiago Calatrava, Norman Foster, Richard Meier, Jean Nouvel, and Zaha Hadid.
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