Skyscrapers: A History of the World’s Most Extraordinary Buildings is the first book to be published under a new agreement between the Department of Culture & Tourism-Abu Dhabi @dctabudhabi and Emaar Properties @emaardubai to support reading and increase literacy and cultural literacy throughout the United Arab Emirates. I'm honored that my work supports this effort, which recalls an earlier era in the United States, when it was understood that an educated populace is a public good, benefiting all of us.
Right: Yours at the magnificent Qasr Al Watan Library at the Presidential Palace in Abu Dhabi. The library is open to the public. As envisioned by HH the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the library preserves and shares centuries of Arabian knowledge and culture with the world.
A landmark bestseller, Skyscrapers has appeared in dozens of editions and translations, and has been updated three times since Black Dog & Leventhal first published it in 1996. Visit this page for more information.