The period covered in this book (between 1900 and 1962) saw the Emirates emerging from independent Shaikdoms to unification as the United Arab Emirates and with this, the arrival of oil. This book presents an outstanding selection of images, most of which have never been published before. The photographs show the remarkable transformation of the region from small coastal settlements to the modern, bustling cities of today. William Facey's authoritative text places the photographs in their historical context, while Gillian Grant's study of the photographers and their techniques provides further illumination.
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William Facey - Author of Saudi Arabia by the First Photographers and The Story of the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia. He began his career as a classicist at Oxford and has emerged as a leading historian of the Arabian Peninsula. For many years he has worked as a consultant on museum projects in the Arabian Peninsula, particularly in the archaeology, history and people of the individual nations. He has also been involved in planning museums and exhibitions in England, Europe, Central America and the Far East.
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Book Description Stacey International, 2001. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110905743911
Book Description Stacey International, 2001. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0905743911