THE HOUSES OF BEIRUT was initially printed in 1997 by Nayla Audi for her daughters, and all the children of Lebanon, to preserve the memory of the traditional Lebanese homes.
24 years later, following the 4th of August blast, her daughters decided to publish a new edition of the book and donate all the proceeds to restoring these Heritage Houses. And mostly to make sure that the colors and identity of Beirut remain for generations to come.
All the profits of the sale go to Beirut Heritage Initiative, an independent and inclusive collective, supporting its mission of rebuilding and preserving Beirut’s architectural Heritage.
Illustrations are watercolors hand painted by Lebanese artist Flavia Codsi.
(For children and adults).
Book pages: 6 thick pages
Date of release: October, 2021