Windtower

The Merchant Houses of Dubai

Peter Jackson, Anne Coles

With exclusive archival photography, custom maps, as well as original architectural plans and diagrams, this book is a must-have book for anyone interested in Dubai's architecture, culture and fascinating historical development.
Date Published :
September 2022
Publisher :
Medina Publishing
Illustration :
color illustrations
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Binding : Hardback
ISBN : 9781911487616
Pages : 256
Dimensions : 9.8 X 9.8 inches
Stock Status : Not Yet Published. Available for Pre-Order
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$35.00

Overview
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Windtower offers a unique insight into a past way of life, exploring Dubai's rich and storied past and heritage.

This new and extended edition celebrates the 50th anniversary of the formation of the United Arab Emirates, diving deeper into the merchant community's central role in Dubai's pre-oil economy and social life.

This new edition also considers the lessons to be learned from Dubai’s traditional windtowers at a time of global warming and climate crisis, and how this knowledge might benefit contemporary urban design.

The title features a foreword from His Highness, Charles, Prince of Wales, who writes:
“I do hope this book will enable other people to join in appreciating the unique nature of these buildings and that it will encourage an awareness of how relevant many of their distinctive features are to the modern challenges of building sustainable communities in a way that maximizes the use of renewable energy.”

With exclusive archival photography, custom maps, as well as original architectural plans and diagrams, Windtower is a must-have book for anyone interested in Dubai's architecture, culture and fascinating historical development.

About The Author
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Peter Jackson is an author and a historian.

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