Middle Eastern Art
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
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.
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
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 Mesopotamia
Paperback ISBN: 0500292752
This color-illustrated history for general readers and others focuses on works of art and architecture of the ancient cities and civilizations of Mesopotamia that flourished in the area between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers from the fourth millennium BCE to the third century CE. The book reveals the iconographies and aesthetics of temples, palaces, sculpture, monuments, and ornamental works of the period, and discusses the ancient responses to these images. It contains a wealth of color photos of sites, artifacts, sculptures, art, and ornamentation, plus a glossary. Annotation
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.
Paintings by Hani Zurob
Paperback ISBN: 1907317910
Between Exits is the fist monograph to trace the evolution of Palestinian artist Hani Zurob, from his initial paintings produced in Palestine, through to his most recent works, developed during the artist’s exile in France. The volume is organized chronologically to offer the reader a comprehensive insight into Zurob’s key paintings and series of the past two decades. Writer and curator Kamal Boullata takes the reader through Zurob’s artistic development and carefully reveals how each body of work reflects the evolving approaches to the understanding of self as well as strategies of collective belonging, which the artist’s work constantly addresses. The conflicted Palestinian identity is recurrently mediated and questioned throughout Zurob’s work. Between Exits simultaneously evokes the notion of movement and displacement that are central to the Palestinian everyday reality.