"Dubai Behind the Scenes" (DBTS) is a contemporary photographic account of everyday city life in Dubai behind the city's ever popular image of opulence, modern architectural marvels and headlining superlatives. Captured and compiled by photographer and long-time Dubai expat Jalal Abuthina, DBTS is an in-depth visual journey through the streets of Dubai's original downtown areas of Deira, Bur Dubai, and Karama. This 210 page visual narrative is an incomparable excursion into the more humane and under celebrated side of the city and it's residents, and is presented in an engaging and educational style that is a true eye opener for anyone not familiar with the older districts of the city. In May 2016, images from the book were featured on Becky Anderson's "Connecting the World" show on CNN international and since it's launch has received an overwhelming amount of positive reviews from several major news and art publications in the country such as The National and Harpers Bazaar Art Arabia to name a few.
DBTS also features an introductory foreword and historical account of the city by renowned urban historian and author Yasser Elsheshtawy, Associate Professor of Architecture at United Arab Emirates University, Al Ain. Elsheshtawy, who recently curated the UAE Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Biennale, has written extensively about the circumstances and dynamics surrounding Dubai's rapid urbanization. His blog, "dubaization", has been hailed by The Guardian as one of the best city blogs in the world.
All introductory text in DBTS has been translated into Arabic and Russian.
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ياسر الششتاوي (مختبر البحوث الحضرية -جامعة الإمارات العربية المتحدة، العين) وتصوير المصور والفنان المحلي، جلال
Size : (A5) 210 x 148 mm
Extent: 196 pages + 12 pages Mini Booklet + 8 pages Mini Booklet + 8 pages Gate fold insert + 4 pages cover
Paper: 100 gsm woodfree paper inside pages & Gate fold insert & Mini Booklet - 300 gsm food board cover
Binding: High Quality Thread Sewn Adhesive Bound
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