Leading American publishing house Simon & Schuster is set to release a new illustrative book titled, The World Is Not a Rectangle, A Portrait of Architect Zaha Hadid. Authored by celebrated picture book creator Jeanette Winter, the book was designed to inspire the future generation by sharing an intimate look at the starchitect's journey from a young girl in Baghdad to a Pritzker-winning icon. Also featured is a showcase of Hadid's finest works including the Guangzhou Opera House and the proposed Signature Towers in Dubai.

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The World Is Not a Rectangle, A Portrait of Architect Zaha Hadid

The World Is Not a Rectangle, A Portrait of Architect Zaha Hadid

The World Is Not a Rectangle, A Portrait of Architect Zaha Hadid

The World Is Not a Rectangle, A Portrait of Architect Zaha Hadid

The World Is Not a Rectangle, A Portrait of Architect Zaha Hadid

The World Is Not a Rectangle, A Portrait of Architect Zaha Hadid

Winter has also authored other similar books including Malala, A Brave Girl from Pakistan/Iqbal, a spotlight on Nobel laureate Malala YousafzaiThe World Is Not a Rectangle, A Portrait of Architect Zaha Hadid is priced at Dhs60 and is available for pre-order on amazom.com now.  In other book news, discover Central Asia in Taschen's new book Steve McCurry — Afghanistan