Middle Eastern Art
Alhambra Palace Blank Sketch Book
Alhambra Palace Blank Sketch Book
Hardcover      ISBN: 1786641585
Part of a series of exciting and luxurious Flame Tree Sketch Books Combining high-quality production with magnificent fine art, the covers are printed on foil in five colours, embossed, then foil stamped. The thick paper stock makes them perfect for sketching and drawing. These are perfect for personal use and make a dazzling gift. This example features Alhambra Palace Tiles
Alhambra Palace Foiled Notebook
Alhambra Palace Foiled Notebook
Hardcover      ISBN: 1786641542
Part of a series of luxurious, handy Flame Tree pocket notebooks. Combining high-quality production with magnificent fine art, the covers are printed on foil in five colours, embossed, then foil stamped. And they're powerfully practical: a pocket at the back for receipts and scraps, two bookmarks and a solid magnetic side flap.
Ancient Ivory: Masterpieces of the Assyrian Empire
Ancient Ivory
Masterpieces of the Assyrian Empire
Hardcover      ISBN: 0500051917
Elephant ivory is a tactile, beautiful, and workable material. It can be made into many different forms and is the strongest material in the animal kingdom. It has been highly prized from the Paleolithic to the present day, and the impact on elephants has been severe—indeed, the Syrian elephant was hunted to extinction. Long ago, during the early first millennium bce—“The Age of Ivory
Anna Boghiguian
Anna Boghiguian
Paperback      ISBN: 3960980078
The Art and Architecture of Ottoman Istanbul
The Art and Architecture of Ottoman Istanbul
Hardcover      ISBN: 1859642241
An oversized hardback, this book is simultaneously an art book and a guide to Ottoman sites of historical interest in the city of Istanbul. It is more successful at the second than the first; while the photographs are abundant and well-reproduced, they are quite small and mostly distance views of architecturally significant buildings. The informative text has a level of detail appropriate for serious students of the city or Ottoman art and art history, in an accessible format. The overall effect is of a tour led by a guide with a deep knowledge of the city's artistic and political history. The author takes us from building to building, and within buildings, from room to room, mixing discussions of court history with details of ornamental style. The book is short on social history or cultural context, but contains a glossary of terms and a select bibliography. It will be of interest to general readers with a significant passion for its particular subject. Distributed by International Publishers Marketing (IPM). Annotation ©2012 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Art of Islam: Language and Meaning
Art of Islam
Language and Meaning
Paperback      ISBN: 1933316659
Known as an expert on Islam, Sufism, and Islamic arts & crafts, Burckhardt presents in-depth analyses of seminal examples of Islamic architecture, from Spain and Morocco to Persia and India. He examines Koranic calligraphy and illumination, arabesque, carpets and rugs, Persian miniatures, and much more while making illuminating comparisons with Christian, Hindu, and Buddhist art. Beautifully illustrated in color, this masterpiece is presented in a revised, commemorative edition containing 285 new illustrations and a new Introduction.
Art of the Middle East: Modern and Contemporary Art of the Arab World and Iran
Art of the Middle East
Modern and Contemporary Art of the Arab World and Iran
Paperback      ISBN: 185894628x
Artistic expression in the Middle East is experiencing something of a renaissance. Domestic patronage is flourishing, and an impressive array of new museums and art fairs across the region is helping to stimulate international interest in an increasingly influential movement. Art of the Middle East is an accessible overview of modern and contemporary art of the Middle East and Arab world from 1945 to the present, with an emphasis on artists active today. This new revised and expanded edition features the work of 12 additional artists, as well as a consideration of the impact of the revolutions of the so-called Arab Spring, which erupted across the region in 2011. The featured works are divided into seven themed sections - including literature, portraiture and the body, and politics, conflict and war - while extended captions provide an engaging commentary on each artwork and the artist behind its creation. Lavishly illustrated throughout, this landmark publication is an authoritative guide to a challenging and exciting body of work.
The Artist, the Censor and the Nude: A Tale of Morality and Appropriation
The Artist, the Censor and the Nude
A Tale of Morality and Appropriation
Hardcover      ISBN: 0997003421
A unique commentary/critique combining art history, feminism, painting and observations about the culture of censorship in Iran and the West.
Between States
Between States
Paperback      ISBN: 1908966386
Addressing relationships between aesthetics and politics by exploring different locations and political conditions, this thought-provoking volume focuses on the complex geography of Israel/Palestine where borders and the nature of political statehood remain unresolved. Original. 2,000 first printing.
Byzantium and Islam: Age of Transition: 7th-9th Century
Byzantium and Islam
Age of Transition: 7th-9th Century
Hardcover      ISBN: 0300179502
A groundbreaking investigation of the extraordinary art and material culture of the southern provinces of the Byzantine Empire during the momentous 7th to 9th century