Abu Dhabi and Qatar Meet Frank Gehry and I.M. Pei: This Too Is Islamic Civilization? (via Prometheus Unbound)

A AAA+++ for effort. According to the New York Times today, the royal leadership of two tiny Muslim countries, Abu Dhabi and Qatar, seeing down the road a time when they'll need to gather brains into their cisterns rather than oil, are turning their countries' oil revenues into hubs for global high culture: To a critic traveling through the region, the speed at which museums are being built in Abu Dhabi — and the international brand names attache … Read More

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