Discovering Arabian Deco: Early Modern Architecture in Qatar

An architectural journey through the three most significant decades—1950s, 1960s, and 1970s—of urban development in Doha, Qatar, since the oil discovery.

Encompassing a superb collection of rare photographs, drawings, and reproductions, this volume unlocks the architectural changes that took place in Doha from urban transition in the 1950s to urban necessity in the 1960s to urban modernity in 1970s. Each decade experienced events that shaped the city’s evolution. The book will also shine a light on the 1960s movement named Qatari Deco. The most iconic buildings will be shown with commentary, provoking nostalgia and wonder in the younger generation, as many have now been demolished.
The book is authored by award-winning architect Ibrahim Mohamed Jaidah. It showcases never-before-seen photographs, drawings, and buildings from his private collection and the Arab Engineering Bureau (AEB) archives.


About The Author

Ibrahim Mohamed Jaidah is a leading figure on the Qatari architectural scene. He authored the History of Qatari Architecture, 99 Domes, and Qatari Style: Unexpected Interiors.

  • Publish Date: April 18, 2023
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Category: Architecture - History - Contemporary (1945-)
  • Publisher: Rizzoli
  • Trim Size: 9-7/16 x 12-1/2
  • Pages: 360
  • US Price: $75.00
  • CDN Price: $100.00
  • ISBN: 978-88-918348-6-7