Book: 10,000 Years of Luxury
Brand: Kaph
$50
Co-edition with the Louvre Abu Dhabi
and the Muse des Arts Dcoratifs

What is, and what was luxury? This publication celebrates a world history of the lavish and the luxurious, through 350 extraordinary
objects - fashion, jewellery, art, furniture, design and more.

Discover how different cultures have defined luxury and the impact of such excess on the evolution of society, as a way to undermine or underline the status quo.

Consider the prominent role of women in defining luxury and with it, the ebb and flow between excess and moderation.

Format: 24 cm x 28.5 cm, 250 pages, English

Published: December 2019

(Also available in French and Arabic)
Weight: 1.5 Kgs.
Book: Chaouki Choukini
Brand: Kaph
$45
Text by Kevin Jones
Poems by Salah Stti

Since the late 1960s, Chaouki Choukini has developed an astoundingly consistent aesthetic worldview.

His sculptural works, mainly in wood but occasionally in marble or stone, range from horizontal Lieux and Paysages to upright, anthropomorphic, almost totemic figures.

At first glance, the works may appear somewhat primitivist. A closer look, however, reveals a sophisticated interrogation of organic and mechanical worlds, where curvaceous mounds are punctuated by a regiment of pegs, or undulating bases bristle with teeth-like crags.

Discursively, Choukini layers an eerie latency into his works: mazes of slits, recesses, and multi-level cavities evoke some vanished human presence on the tense horizon line; the ubiquitous cord is a taut yet silent marker of dormant sound. Choukini is tantalizingly dark.

His is a world of brooding, empty spaces, where narratives struggle to tell themselves, and everything is in suspense.

Format: 24.7 cm x 17.7 cm, 168 pages, English

Published: December 2019
Weight: 0.8 Kgs.
Book: Laure Ghorayeb: Black on White
Brand: Kaph
$50
Texts by Venetia Porter, Dr Maha Aziz Sultan and a conversation with Mazen Kerbage

Laure Ghorayeb is a self-taught Lebanese artist born in 1931 in the village of Deir al-Qamar.

She first started out as a cultural journalist/critic and a poet and has worked at several magazines
including Shir, LOrient, Le Jour and Annahar.

Currently known for her intricate and detailed ink drawings, Ghorayebs work represents chronicles of
her life as well as events and people that have had an impact on her such as the Lebanese civil wars and members of her family.

This publication looks back on her transition from writer to painter. Laure Ghorayeb: Black on White is the second publication in the Saradar Collection x Kaph Books series and includes texts by Venetia Porter and Dr. Maha Aziz Sultan as well as a conversation between the artist and her son Mazen Kerbage.

Format: 21 cm x 27 cm, 236 pages, English / Arabic

Published: December 2019
Weight: 1.25 Kgs.