Petroleum has played an integral role in transforming Saudi Arabia into one of the most influential nations in the world, and has dominated almost all dimensions of human activity. Petroleum Art is a tribute to contemporary traditionalism, recording the transformation of the Kingdom since the discovery of oil,or Black Gold, which was a catalyst supporting the progress and development of the Kingdom and the world. The book focuses on the artistic aesthetic of the machinery and documents the Kingdom’s industrial heritage through archives and modern photography. With photography by Jeanette Hägglund and Saleh Ahmed Alhuthloul, this volume takes the reader on a tour of Saudi Arabia’s impressive facilities and their compelling architecture.
From serene desert expanses to coastal regions teeming with flora and fauna, the many wonders of Saudi Arabia are explored in our latest collection. This six-book series features original works by premier photographers and artists. Each volume uncovers a unique treasure of the Kingdom, whether an ancient city or historic tribe.
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over 100 illustrations
Released in May 2022
W 15.6 x L 18.5 x 3.1 in
Linen handcrafted volume in a luxury clamshell case