The Kuwait Urbanization

Post by Mark

One of the rooms inside the House of Mirrors was a private library filled with old books dating back to the early 60s. Amongst the vintage Tell Me Why’s, one book grabbed my attention called The Kuwait Urbanization. It’s an old book published back in 1964 and it was filled with old sketches and photos of Kuwait. Near the end of the book I even spotted artists sketches from the competition to design the Kuwait waterfront (Gulf Road).

I checked online to see if I could buy the book but I couldn’t find it anywhere but luckily a follower of mine on Instagram had a PDF version which she was nice enough to email me. I’ve also decided it’s worth sharing this book with everyone so if you’re also interested in old Kuwait you can download the 166MB PDF file from [Here]

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17 comments, add your own...

  1. There goes my weekend…

  2. Downloaded, Thanks for sharing

  3. Alia says:

    Thank you very much for sharing Mark.

  4. KS says:

    excellent. thanks!

  5. blackswan says:

    thanks for sharing an excellent piece of history.

  6. Harry Kane says:

    I’ve seen this book referenced many times in journals before, but I’ve never been able to get hold of it. You just made my day. Thanks.

  7. sajid says:

    thanks Mark for sharing…

  8. alia says:

    dear Mark,
    they have that book and more in kuwait national library.
    best regards. alia

  9. m says:

    hi mark,

    the pdf is no longer there. is it possible to find it elsewhere online? or is it possible to re-upload it?

    thanks so much for sharing this valuable resource!


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