presents the Book: Pure
Nostalgia by Imad Kozem brings back Beirut’s Golden Age
Beirut, December 12th 2012: The story of Old Beirut has now been
told and stored for all the coming generations to see and admire...
Imad Kozem, known for being one of finest toys collector in the
region, has launched “Pure Nostalgia” in a book signing
ceremony that took place in Librairie Antoine, Downtown, on the
12th of December.
Present at the event were renowned social and media figures all
nostalgic and longing to relive the golden age of Beirut once
For the past 3 years, Imad has been passionately collecting pictures
and artifacts of the old Beirut which resulted in the masterpiece
“Pure Nostalgia”. This book is the only one available
that captures Beirut in the 70s and is a premium reference for
that era; the golden age of Beirut.
On this occasion, Imad Kozem stated, “Expressions like “Beirut
was the Paris of the Middle East” were uttered and heard
in every corner of Beirut… I am certain that you deeply
recall what life was like before the war and long back to the
golden age when any dream was possible and where every corner
was filled with life and laughter. I tried to capture these nostalgic
moments and preserve them for anyone to see…”
The book consists of over 3000 awe inspiring pictures and spread
out over 450.
Pure Nostalgia >>Extracts
of the Book - Book an English
Hard Cover: 27 x 29 x 4.5 cm, 3080 grs, 468 pages by Imad
- Welcome to Beirut International Airport
- City of sports, arts and solidarity
- Golden sands, blue skies and sensual delights
- Once upon a time...
- Verdun, the ultimate in refined cosmopolitan living
- Hamra street, a parade of lights and life
- The kingdom of sidewalk cafes
- A shopping paradise
- Raouché, an iconic seafront
- The corniche, a promenade under a canopy of palms
- Pubs, clubs and the red light district
- The hotel district
- El Balad, the pulsating center of Beirut
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