Dubai Encyclopaedia

Video showing the contents of the book

'To consider compiling an encyclopaedia (of any kind) in post-Wikipedia times is an exercise in emotional withdrawal. From a position of bewilderment and confusion we choose to act by producing and employing another tool from the land of the naive and outdated, represented by encyclopaedic work, devoid of all logic and meaning considering current cultural conditions and speed. What the first edition Dubai graphic and visual encyclopaedia presents is a reality that acts as a counterpoint to all the excess of attempts to decipher and understand Dubai. Attempts that are mostly unable to uncover items that shed light on the question ‘What’s it all about’?'

By: Lisa
Posted: Mon 30th Jan 2012

Tags: Still, book, Dubai Encyclopaedia, graphics, illustrations, Still


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