Books Celebrating Art and Culture

The al-Sabah Collection is dedicated to more than the collection of beautiful objects. It is an organisation committed to promoting awareness and appreciation for all aspects of art and culture in the Islamic world, from the early Bronze Age to the present. The books included in this section range from political histories to children’s fables and what they have in common is an ability to help the reader better understand this region and the people who call it home.

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30+: Collecting Memories
Susan Eileen Day
(Arabic and English)

An Analytical Study of the Manuscript Entitled “The Illuminated Pathways to Spiritual Devices”
Mona S Shar’arany
Arabic

Art in Exile: A Kuwaiti Experience
Constance Whitney
(English)

Beads from the Rosary of History
Mohammad al Mahdi
(Arabic)

Early Persian Painting: Kalila and Dimna Manuscripts of the Late Fourteenth Century
Bernard O’Kane
(English)

The Edge of War: Kuwait’s Underground Resistance (Khafji 1990-1991)
Alex Darwin
(Arabic and English)

Environmental Design: European Houses in the Islamic Countires
Attilio Petruccioli, editor
English, French

Essays, Arguments & Interviews on Modern Architecture Kuwait
Roberto Fabbri, Sara Saragoça Soares, Ricardo Camacho, editors
(English)

Folk Stories from the Northern Sudan
Abdulla El=Tayib
(English)

Islamic Art in Arabic Sources
Sharbel Dagher
(Arabic, with some English)

Kuwait: The Growth of a Historic Identity
Ben J. Slot
(English)

The Kuwait Excavations at Bahnasā/ Oxyrhynchus (1985-87): FINAL REPORT
Géza Fehérvári et alii
English

Modern Architecture Kuwait
Roberto Fabbri, Sara Saragoça Soares, Ricardo Camacho, editors
(English)

Outside the Flock: An investigation of Dissident Islamic Feminism and the Temptations of Freedom
Fahmi al-Jadan
(Arabic)

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