Qatar Museums offers a wide selection of books on modern and contemporary art, including many featuring artists from the Arab world.

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Farid Belkahia: For a New Modernity

Moroccan artist Farid Belkahia (1934–2014) was a pioneer of modern art in the Maghreb region, forging an abstract language that drew on age-old craft traditions.
Book cover of Shirin Neshat: Afterwards by Abdellah Karroum, Steven Henry Mado and Negar Azimi

Shirin Neshat: Afterwards

This book reveals how Shirin Neshat sees the connections between ancient history and the politics of the present in her work.
Book cover of Mona Hatoum: Turbulence by Sam Bardaoil and Till Fellrath

Mona Hatoum: Turbulence

Mona Hatoum: Turbulence brings to the forefront the diversity of the artist's work over the last 30 years.
Book cover of Yousef Ahmad: Story of Ingenuity by Yousef Ahmad

Yousef Ahmad: Story of Ingenuity

Yousef Ahmad: Story of Ingenuity presents a selection of his most striking pieces, from his early career in the 70s to the present day.
Book cover of Luc Tuymans: Intolerence by Lynn Cooke and Tommy Simeons

Luc Tuymans: Intolerence

Luc Tuymans: Intolerance includes over 150 paintings and drawings, in addition to studies, archival material and installation photographs from the artist's major exhibitions.
Book cover of Damien Hirst: Relics by Francesco Bonami, Abdellah Karroum and Michael Craig-Martin

Damien Hirst: Relics

This book presents the most comprehensive collection of Damien Hirst’s work ever assembled.
Book cover for In Our Time: The World as Seen by Magnum Photographers, 1936–1987 by Qatar Museums

In Our Time: The World as Seen by Magnum Photographers, 1936–1987

This book presents a selection of 100 images from a portfolio produced to mark the 40th anniversary of the Magnum organisation.
Book cover for Here is my Secret by Khalid Al-Thani

Khalid Al Thani: Here is My Secret

Eschewing the changes humans are impacting on the landscape, Al Thani focuses on the humble, poetic details of nature.
Book cover of  Yan Pei-Ming: Painting the History by Francesco Bonami and Karim Sultan

Yan Pei-Ming: Painting the History

Painting the History includes over 100 watercolour portraits of influential Arab figures, both from the political and cultural realms
al journal (volume one) publication front cover

Al Journal (Volume One)

Explore the intersection of tradition and innovation in Al Journal by Liwan, featuring essays, articles and visuals from pioneering Qatari creatives and global voices, with a focus on the theme of 'Archiving and Design'.