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Tall heptagonal structure, people standing inside top, cityscape behind, THE POWER OF CULTURE, in pink font to top of aubergine cover.

The Power of Culture

Qatar 2022

By (author) Al-Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani


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  • Unique insights into Qatar and its creation
  • Comprehensive, detailed guide to all museums and artworks
  • Detailed maps throughout the book of all districts, museums, etc.
  • Qatar calendar of events in late 2022 and 2023
  • Beautifully produced with a gatefold cover
Full Description

Although one of the world’s smallest countries, Qatar punches well above its weight in terms of art and culture. It is home to innovative and striking pieces of public art as well as art-filled museums designed by world-famous architects. This is all part of a far-reaching plan to focus on becoming a culture-based, rather than carbon-based, economy – a plan which Sheikha Mayassa has spearheaded on every level. It is this which makes The Power of Culture so informative and readable. Sheikha Mayassa’s personality shines through every page, whether discussing the delights to be found in museums and galleries, or commenting on her favourite place to see wild life and where to find the best abayas. Part easy-to-read guide and part memoir, The Power of Culture offers a completely original insight into the Qatar of today, enhanced with in-depth interviews by Sheikha Mayassa with some of the leading architects and artists who have contributed to its success.

Text in English, Arabic, Mandarin, Hindi and Spanish.

About the Author

Sheikha Al-Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani is the driving-force behind the extraordinary cultural flowering of Qatar in recent years. She is Chairperson of Qatar Museums, Doha Film Institute, Reach Out to Asia, and Qatar Leadership Centre. She is the sister of Qatar's ruling Emir Tamim bin Hamid Al Thani.

10th Nov 2022
Paperback / softback
World excluding Qatar
300 mm x 220 mm
224 Pages
150 color, 25 b&w
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