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Sultan Sooud al-Qassemi discusses Building Sharjah, the story of the evolution of modern architecture in the UAE’s third largest city

December 15, 2021

Emirati columnist, researcher and founder of the Barjeel Art Foundation Sultan Sooud al-Qassemi speaks with Gilles about his book, Building Sharjah, co-edited with Todd Reisz, which explores how the discovery of oil in Sharjah in the 1970s propelled the Emirati city onto the world stage, as well as the many local, Arab and Persian influences on the art and architecture of the emirate. 


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