• Modern Art in the Arab World: Primary Documents (MoMA Primary Documents)

    Modern Art in the Arab World: Primary Documents offers an unprecedented resource for the study of modernism: a compendium of critical art writings by twentieth-century Arab intellectuals and artists. The selection of texts—many of which appear here for the first time in English—includes manifestos, essays, transcripts of roundtable discussions, diary entries, exhibition guest-book comments, letters, and more. Traversing empires and nation-states, diasporas and speculative cultural and political federations, these documents bring light to the formation of a global modernism, through debates on originality, public space, spiritualism and art, postcolonial exhibition politics, and Arab nationalism, among many other topics. The collection is framed chronologically, and includes contextualizing commentaries to assist readers in navigating its broad geographic and historical scope. Interspersed throughout the volume are sixteen contemporary essays: writings by scholars on key terms and events as well as personal reflections by modern artists who were themselves active in the histories under consideration. A newly commissioned essay by historian and Arab-studies scholar Ussama Makdisi provides a historical overview of the region’s intertwined political and cultural developments du...

    • ASIN: 1633450384

  • Arabs and the Art of Storytelling: A Strange Familiarity (Middle East Literature In Translation)

    In Arabs and the Art of Storytelling, the eminent Moroccan literary historian and critic Kilito revisits and reassesses, in a modern critical light, many traditional narratives of the Arab world. He brings to such celebrated texts as A Thousand and One Nights, Kalila and Dimna, and Kitab al-Bukhala’ refreshing and iconoclastic insight, giving new life to classic stories that are often treated as fossilized and untouchable cultural treasures.For Arab scholars and readers, poetry has for centuries taken precedence, overshadowing narrative as a significant literary genre. Here, Kilito demonstrates the key role narrative has played in the development of Arab belles lettres and moral philosophy. His urbane style has earned him a devoted following among specialists and general readers alike, making this translation an invaluable contribution to an English-speaking audience.

    • ASIN: B00SXE9CAO

  • Imperfect Chronology: Arab Art from the Modern to the Contemporary Works from the Barjeel Art Foundation

    Celebrating the Barjeel Art Foundation’s expansive collection, this book maps a genealogy of modern and contemporary Arab art and offers one of the most extensive presentations of modern Arab art.Based in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, the Barjeel Art Foundation was established to contribute to the development of the evolving art scene in the Arab region by building a prominent, publicly accessible art collection in the UAE. Over time it has grown to become one of the most holistic collections of Arab art, fostering critical dialogue around art practices both in the region and internationally. Coinciding with a year long series of exhibitions at the Whitechapel Gallery, London, this unique overview features many rarely seen works by artists across the region from North Africa to the Gulf states as well as Western Asia. Spanning a period from the turn of the twentieth century to the present day, this publication tells a striking visual story of artists who challenged notions of tradition, territory, and geography. Featuring more than 60 artists and over 100 works of art, along with essays by leading scholars, curators and artists such as, Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi , Kamal Boullata, Omar Kholeif, Rasha Salti, Nada Shabout, Gilane Tawadros and Ted McDonald-Toone.

    • Brand: Kholeif Omar
    • ASIN: 379135485X

  • Arab Contemporary: Architecture & Identity

    Arab Contemporary is the second chapter in the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art’s Architecture, Culture and Identity series, following 2012’s New Nordic, which explores architecture in specific regions. Arab Contemporary attempts to distinguish particular features of architecture that are shared by Arab countries from the Arab Peninsula through Lebanon to Morocco. While these areas are primarily connected via a common language, they further share major elements of visual culture, such as the use of calligraphy in architecture. Ranging over varied architectural works as well as visual arts, this volume showcases architecture by Ateliers Jean Nouvel, X-Architects, Henning Larsen Architects and many others, alongside artwork by Egyptian visual artist Mounir Fatmi, the Saudi artist Ahmed Mater, art historian and graphic artist Bahia Shehab and the Tuareg author Ibrahim al-Koni.

    • Brand: Mette Marie Kallehauge Michael Juul Holm
    • ASIN: 8792877249

  • A SLICE IN TIME Fly to Baghdad Iraq Middle East Arab Arabian Vintage Airline Airplane Travel Home Collectible Wall Decor Advertisement Art Poster Print. Measures 10 x 13.5 inches

    Fly to Baghdad Iraq Middle East Arab Arabian Vintage Airline Airplane Travel Home Collectible Wall Decor Advertisement Art Poster Print. Printed on highest quality stock soft gloss paper. Actual image dimensions are approximately 10 x 13.5 inches. Poster is shipped Flat

    • Brand: A SLICE IN TIME
    • ASIN: B077QTWVP3

  • Art of the Middle East: Modern and Contemporary Art of the Arab World and Iran

    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.

    • ASIN: 185894628X

  • Modern Arab Art: Formation of Arab Aesthetics

    “Groundbreaking. Shabout elucidates two critical issues that have thus far received inadequate scholarly attention—the distinction between Islamic Art and Arab Art and the relatedness of the political and artistic processes in the history of Arab modernity.”—Shiva Balaghi, coeditor of Picturing Iran: Art, Society and Revolution "One of the first publications to consider the various cultural and social conditions that have helped shape Modern Arab Art as a recent phenomenon linked to the rise of Arab identity, the impact of western art training, and a search for a contemporary language which links with Islamic art but is discontinuous with it."--Fran Lloyd, Kingston University "Art is one way to visualize the interconnectedness of people and this book shows us how related in influence and aspirations we all are."--Linnea S. Hedrick, Miami UniversityModern Arab Art provides a historical and theoretical overview of the subject from the 1940s through today. With particular emphasis on production, reception, and the intersection between art and politics in Iraq and Palestine, Nada Shabout reveals the fallacy in Western fascination with Arab art as a timeless and exotic “other.” 

    • ASIN: 0813061261

  • Berkin Arts Henri Matisse Giclee Canvas Print Paintings Poster Reproduction Large Size(Arab Coffeehouse)

    Image Dimension:31.4" x 26.2" inches or 80cm x 66.5cm. Print Dimension:Plus approx 1.5" to 2" (4cm - 5cm) white border around the image output. Material:Top quality heavy weight waterproof cotton canvas. Frame:NO Frame/NO stretch bar included. Only the prints.Please note: Due to different monitor display settings, the actual color may vary.

    • Color: Arab Coffeehouse
    • Brand: Berkin Arts
    • ASIN: B076T63NQW

  • Arabicity: Contemporary Arab Art

    Arabicity reflects on four decades of the aesthetic, conceptual, and socio-political concerns of contemporary Arab artists. Beautifully produced, it features over 200 artworks by 50 Arab artists including Bahia Shehab, Ayman Baalbaki, Hassan Hajjaj, and Raeda Saadeh, who explore their cultural heritage, and themes such as memory, destruction, and conflict, with great warmth, humour and visual poetry. Whether through video art, painting, photography or installation, these artists challenge the confines of their identity, resist stereotyping, and reshape the parameters of their cultural traditions. In their diverse media and subject matter, their works reflect the pulse of the region. In chaos they discover what endures.

    • ASIN: 086356688X

  • View From the Inside: Contemporary Arab Photography, Video and Mixed Media Art

    View From Inside is an expansive presentation of contemporary Arab photography, video, and mixed media art from the Middle East and North Africa. The book shows the works of 49 leading Arab artists from 13 different countries. The works reflect the emergence of photographic, video and digital art as important forms of creative visual expression in the Arab world since the 1990s. The artworks address a broad range of issues that the artists themselves have defined as important to the modern Arab experience. Four texts cover the early appearance of photography in the Middle East and North Africa in the mid-nineteenth century through photography's evolution as an integral part of the contemporary Arab art world: The author of the lead essay on contemporary photographic art is the pioneering curator and expert on classical Islamic art and contemporary Arab art, Karin Adrian von Roques. Ms. von Roques has worked in the Middle East for more than twenty years, bringing important contemporary Arab art to museum audiences in Europe, Asia and the United States. Essays on the history of Arab photographic expression have been written by Samer Mohdad, a well-known Lebanese photographer, writer and co-founder of the Fondation Arabe pour l'Image in Beirut. Dr. Claude W. Sui, Senior Curator of t...

    • ASIN: 9053308253

  • Arabs: A 3,000-Year History of Peoples, Tribes and Empires

    A riveting, comprehensive history of the Arab peoples and tribes that explores the role of language as a cultural touchstone This kaleidoscopic book covers almost 3,000 years of Arab history and shines a light on the footloose Arab peoples and tribes who conquered lands and disseminated their language and culture over vast distances. Tracing this process to the origins of the Arabic language, rather than the advent of Islam, Tim Mackintosh-Smith begins his narrative more than a thousand years before Muhammad and focuses on how Arabic, both spoken and written, has functioned as a vital source of shared cultural identity over the millennia.   Mackintosh-Smith reveals how linguistic developments—from pre-Islamic poetry to the growth of script, Muhammad’s use of writing, and the later problems of printing Arabic—have helped and hindered the progress of Arab history, and investigates how, even in today’s politically fractured post–Arab Spring environment, Arabic itself is still a source of unity and disunity.

    • ASIN: 0300180284

  • Orpheus- Arab Horse by Pangea Images - 26" x 33" Black Framed Giclee Canvas Art Print - Ready to Hang

    This 26" x 33" framed giclee canvas art print of Orpheus- Arab Horse by Pangea Images is created on the finest quality artist-grade canvas, utilizing premier fade-resistant archival inks that ensure vibrant lasting colors for years to come. Every detail of the artwork is reproduced to museum quality specifications by our talented graphic artists. This magnificent canvas print is custom framed by one of our professional framers in a 2" wide black frame for that ultimate designer look. Your framed canvas print will arrive to your door ready to hang with all necessary hanging hardware. Our huge selection of over 200,000 magnificent works of art, along with an exclusive collection of handcrafted frames, makes Canvas Art USA your one stop source for the finest art for sale at direct wholesale prices.

    • Brand: Canvas Art USA
    • ASIN: B07N368H6T

  • Art, Awakening, and Modernity in the Middle East: The Arab Nude (Routledge Research in Art History)

    This edited scholarly volume offers a perspective on the history of the genre of the nude in the Middle East and includes contributions written by scholars from several disciplines (art history, history, anthropology). Each chapter provides a distinct perspective on the early days of the fine arts genre of the nude, as its author studies a particular aspect through analysis of artworks and historical documents from the late nineteenth- and early twentieth-centuries. The volume examines a rich body of reproductions of both primary documents and of works of art made by Lebanese, Egyptian, Syrian artists or of anonymous book illustrations from the nineteenth century Ottoman erotic literature.

    • ASIN: 1138563838

  • Florence and Baghdad: Renaissance Art and Arab Science

    The use of perspective in Renaissance painting caused a revolution in the history of seeing, allowing artists to depict the world from a spectator's point of view. But the theory of perspective that changed the course of Western art originated elsewhere-it was formulated in Baghdad by the eleventh-century mathematician Ibn al Haithan, known in the West as Alhazen. Using the metaphor of the mutual gaze, or exchanged glances, Hans Belting-preeminent historian and theorist of medieval, Renaissance, and contemporary art-narrates the historical encounter between science and art, between Arab Baghdad and Renaissance Florence, that has had a lasting effect on the culture of the West.In this lavishly illustrated study, Belting deals with the double history of perspective, as a visual theory based on geometrical abstraction (in the Middle East) and as pictorial theory (in Europe). How could geometrical abstraction be reconceived as a theory for making pictures? During the Middle Ages, Arab mathematics, free from religious discourse, gave rise to a theory of perspective that, later in the West, was transformed into art when European painters adopted the human gaze as their focal point. In the Islamic world, where theology and the visual arts remained closely intertwined, the science of per...

    • Brand: imusti
    • ASIN: 0674050045

  • Ibn Fadlan and the Land of Darkness: Arab Travellers in the Far North (Penguin Classics)

    In 922 AD, an Arab envoy from Baghdad named Ibn Fadlan encountered a party of Viking traders on the upper reaches of the Volga River. In his subsequent report on his mission he gave a meticulous and astonishingly objective description of Viking customs, dress, table manners, religion and sexual practices, as well as the only eyewitness account ever written of a Viking ship cremation.Between the ninth and fourteenth centuries, Arab travellers such as Ibn Fadlan journeyed widely and frequently into the far north, crossing territories that now include Russia, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan. Their fascinating accounts describe how the numerous tribes and peoples they encountered traded furs, paid tribute and waged wars. This accessible new translation offers an illuminating insight into the world of the Arab geographers, and the medieval lands of the far north.

    • ASIN: B008DM2MXU

  • 5 Piece Wall Decor Islamic Painting on Canvas Pictures of Hajj Pilgrimage to Kabah Jerusalem Modern Muslim Artwork Prints for Living Room Home Decor Wooden Framed Stretched Ready to Hang(60''Wx40''H)

    Giclee Feature: High Definition Art Work print on canvas with vivid color on thick high quality canvas to create the look and feel of the original nature and masterpiece. The side margins are also printed to create a particularly decorative effect. Customized Painting: Our canvas prints can also be custom-made to suit your own size, photos or pictures. Welcome to contact us via mail. Wall Decor: Perfect choice for wall decor such as living room, bedroom, guest room, bathroom, dinning room, meeting room, hallway, nurseries, coffee house, condo house, hotels, inn, Spa, Lounge, Sauna and other spaces of home, office, business, reflection and relaxation. Perfect Gift Idea: The canvas designed for wedding, anniversary, thanksgiving, christmas, mother's Day, father's Day, valentine, birthday and others. Wall Art Package: Your paintings will be carefully packaged in bubble wrap and cardboard to ensure they reach you in perfect condition. Canvas Purpose: This is an elegant decorative way to highlight your unique artsy taste. Stunning home decorations that earning compliments from your guests. Contemporary wall paintings for any space to remove boring blank. Bring in a dream world that relaxing and inspiring our family everyday.

    • Color: Artwork-15
    • Brand: Yatsen Bridge
    • ASIN: B077ZNKDQX

  • A History of Arab Graphic Design

    Arab graphic design emerged in the early twentieth century out of a need to influence, and give expression to, the far-reaching economic, social, and political changes that were taking place in the Arab world at the time. But graphic design as a formally recognized genre of visual art only came into its own in the region in the twenty-first century and, to date, there has been no published study on the subject to speak of. A History of Arab Graphic Design traces the people and events that were integral to the shaping of a field of graphic design in the Arab world. Examining the work of over eighty key designers from Morocco to Iraq, and covering the period from pre-1900 to the end of the twentieth century, Bahia Shehab and Haytham Nawar chart the development of design in the region, beginning with Islamic art and Arabic calligraphy, and their impact on Arab visual culture, through to the digital revolution and the arrival of the Internet. They look at how cinema, economic prosperity, and political and cultural events gave birth to and shaped the founders of Arab graphic design. Highlighting the work of key designers and stunningly illustrated with 450 color images, A History of Arab Graphic Design is an invaluable resource tool for graphic designers, one which, it is hoped, will ...

    • ASIN: 9774168917

  • Dubai Burj Al Arab - Highest Tennis Court -Oil Painting On Canvas Modern Wall Art Pictures For Home Decoration Wooden Framed (20X16 Inch, Framed)

    You can send your amazing large file digital photos to us,we can customize the canvas as per your requirement. Due to different brand of monitors, actual wall art colors may be slightly different from the product images. Feature This art canvas is not directly printed with reactive ink(easy to make, but easily be damaged by water and sun), it is dye sublimation product (better color, anti water and sun, hard to make for many manual operation steps), we used top quality printer consumables to keep fine quality. Shipping Rate Usually we will dispatch the order wuthin 2-4 days and it need 7-16 days to arrive US.about 1% order may be delayed for uncontrolled reasons. In that case, please contact us to resolve this problem.Unforeseen CircumstancesWe will pack item very carefully, if it was damaged in transit (low probability but uncontrolled), you could contact us, we promise to re-ship for free in this case.Customized OrderIt can be customized according to your picture (picture size must be bigger than 1600 x 1200), please contact us and send us your picture, and please do send us your order id to help us know which order is your custom order.

    • Color: #174
    • Brand: Art Prints
    • ASIN: B01KV5PF44
    • UPC: 047935399830