Arab Art Histories The Khalid Shoman Collection

Arab Art Histories The Khalid Shoman

Begun in the early 1980s, the Khalid Shoman Collection in Amman is one of the first of its kind dedicated exclusively to contemporary art of the Arab world. This extensive and richly illustrated book gathers the voices of artists, architects, critics and scholars to reflect on the collection and its role in narrating a regional art history. Its presentation of diverse works by over 140 artists traces the shifts and transformations in Arabic artistic practices over the last 40 years, while contributions by Anneka Lenssen, Faisal Darraj, Hassan Khan, Sarah Rogers and Saleem Al-Bahloly, among others, offer essays and insights exploring a range of art historical concerns and personal reflections.

  • ASIN: 9082148404

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

Modern Art in the Arab World: 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

Modern Arab Art: Formation of Arab Aesthetics

Modern Arab Art: Formation of Arab

“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

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

Arabs and the Art of Storytelling: A Strange

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.


Introduction to the Contemporary Art in Arab Land: Part 1

Introduction to the Contemporary Art in Arab Land:

The book brings together for the first time in the history of contemporary art in the 22 Arab countries , the efforts of the distinguished artists of the pioneers and young people , professional and amateur . Who participated their mark on the face of the contemporary art movement , and influential in the depth of experience of the current art exhibition in the Arab world . We tried to be a tab in a standard format , because the nature of the research seeks to unit basic ingredients in the prevailing art trends and directions in the curriculum , methods and formulations in Aloqtararabh , and to search for national identity in the content, and human identity in the selection of formats. To interact with the nature of the current civilization .. From here came in search of basic aspirations that accompanied the march of the Arab human civilization since the first century of migration in the Arab history . As the most prosperous , that the period between the early second century of migration = early Umayyad period . This intensive effort , it appears at the moment the bus required replied in the real , as it is from a lack of Talaat stage and crystallized . The objective of this field experiment documentary cash Almarefah together , we started to delve into the vividly , since 1960 ...

  • ASIN: 1491896027

Arab Contemporary: Architecture & Identity

Arab Contemporary: Architecture &

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

Modern Islamic Art: Development and Continuity

Modern Islamic Art: Development and

"The first monograph to successfully address the dual questions of the development of painting in the Islamic lands in the 19th and 20th centuries and the significance of an indigenous 20th-century artistic tradition . . . presents a lucid and objective discussion of provocative questions related to the evolution of contemporary painting from Islamic lands, including the role of colonial institutions, indigenous patronage, art education, and the formation of a national artistic identity."--Layla S. Diba, associate curator for Islamic art, Brooklyn MuseumIn this beautifully illustrated book, Wijdan Ali offers a historical survey of the development of modern painting in the Islamic world from the 19th century to the present. She provides background on dominant artistic traditions before 1900 as well as an evaluation of the loss of traditional aesthetics under the impress of Western culture. Ali also explores the persistence and reemergence of calligraphic art as an expression of national artistic identity, and hers is the first book to consider in depth the modern calligraphic school.Ali's account begins with a descriptive survey of the development of contemporary art in the heartland of Islam, from Morocco to Iran. Her discussion incorporates the historical, political, social, and...

  • Brand: Brand: University Press of Florida
  • ASIN: 081301526X

Modernism on the Nile: Art in Egypt between the Islamic and the Contemporary (Islamic Civilization and Muslim Networks)

Modernism on the Nile: Art in Egypt between

Analyzing the modernist art movement that arose in Cairo and Alexandria from the late nineteenth century through the 1960s, Alex Dika Seggerman reveals how the visual arts were part of a multifaceted transnational modernism. While the work of diverse, major Egyptian artists during this era may have appeared to be secular, she argues, it reflected the subtle but essential inflection of Islam, as a faith, history, and lived experience, in the overarching development of Middle Eastern modernity. Challenging typical views of modernism in art history as solely Euro-American, and expanding the conventional periodization of Islamic art history, Seggerman theorizes a "constellational modernism" for the emerging field of global modernism. Rather than seeing modernism in a generalized, hyperconnected network, she finds that art and artists circulated in distinct constellations that encompassed finite local and transnational relations. Such constellations, which could engage visual systems both along and beyond the Nile, from Los Angeles to Delhi, were materialized in visual culture that ranged from oil paintings and sculpture to photography and prints. Based on extensive research in Egypt, Europe, and the United States, this richly illustrated book poses a compelling argument for the impo...

  • ASIN: B07PVL7P89

Arabs in the Early Islamic Empire: Exploring al-Azd Tribal Identity

Arabs in the Early Islamic Empire: Exploring al-Azd

Examining a single broad tribal identity - al-Azd - from the immediate pre-Islamic period into the early Abbasid era, this book notes the ways it was continually refashioned over that time. It explores the ways in which the rise of the early Islamic empire influenced the peoples of the Arabian Peninsula who became a core part of it, and examines the connections between the kinship societies and the developing state of the early caliphate. This helps us to understand how what are often called 'tribal' forms of social organisation identity conditioned its growth and helped shape what became its common elite culture.Studying the relationship between tribe and state during the first two centuries of the caliphate, author Brian Ulrich's focus is on understanding the survival and transformation of tribal identity until it became part of the literate high culture of the Abbasid caliphate and a component of a larger Arab ethnic identity. He argues that, from pre-Islamic Arabia to the caliphate, greater continuity existed between tribal identity and social practice than is generally portrayed.

  • ASIN: 147443679X

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

Imperfect Chronology: Arab Art from the Modern to

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

On Composition and the Arts: An Arabic Critical Edition and English Translation of Epistles 6-8 (Epistles of the Brethren of Purity)

On Composition and the Arts: An Arabic Critical

The Brethren of Purity, the anonymous adepts of a tenth-century esoteric fraternity based in Basra and Baghdad, hold an eminent position in the history of science and philosophy in Islam due to the wide reception and assimilation of their monumental encyclopaedia, the Epistles of the Brethren of Purity. This compendium contains fifty-two epistles offering synoptic accounts of the classical sciences and philosophies of the age; divided into four classificatory parts, it treats themes in mathematics, logic, natural philosophy, psychology, metaphysics, and theology, in addition to didactic fables. Epistles 6 to 8 are from the first division of the Epistles, on the propaedeutical and mathematical sciences. Epistle 6 develops ideas concerning natural numbers and their arithmetic, geometric, and harmonic ratios, marked by the influence of Nicomachus of Gerasa and of Euclid. The Brethren here emphasize practical applications of proportionality in music, medicine, and alchemy. Epistle 7 addresses theoretical scientific knowledge as directed towards the spiritual realities of souls, the goal of which is to actualize human potential; this epistle also presents a remarkable classification of sciences. Epistle 8 surveys material cultures in the Islamic mediaeval milieu, embellished by a cons...

  • ASIN: 0198816928

The Art Salon in the Arab Region: Politics of Taste Making (Beiruter Texte Und Studien)

The Art Salon in the Arab Region: Politics

  • ASIN: 3956505271

The Arab Chest

The Arab

This is the first exhaustive study of a piece of furniture that has been used in the Arab world for centuries, and on the East African coast since the early 1800s. The Arab chest caught the attention of expatriates and travellers throughout these regions, and by the mid-20th century it had become a collector's item in the West. The author, Sheila Unwin, first came across the chests in East Africa in the early l950s. Since then she has been determined to discover their provenance and unravel their stylistic origins. This journey of detection is reflected in her historical overviews, which cover the early Arab trading networks, Arabs and Persians in East Africa, the Gulf and Oman, the Mughals in India, and the early explorations and trading expeditions of the Portuguese, Dutch and British from East Africa to the Far East. Her study of these enables her to trace the cultural influences that have combined to produce the chests, and to chart their complex origins. More than a historical survey, the book is also a guide to the classification, care and cleaning of chests. It is lavishly illustrated with archive and contemporary photographs and maps, while line drawings demonstrate the differences in classification and type of chests and fittings. Owners of these fine pieces will find th...

  • Brand: Brand: Arabian Publishing Ltd
  • ASIN: 0954479262

The Cambridge Companion to Modern Arab Culture (Cambridge Companions to Culture)

The Cambridge Companion to Modern Arab Culture (Cambridge

Dwight F. Reynolds brings together a collection of essays by leading international scholars to provide a comprehensive and accessible survey of modern Arab culture, from the early nineteenth to the twenty-first century. The chapters survey key issues necessary to any understanding of the modern Arab World: the role of the various forms of the Arabic language in modern culture and identity; the remarkable intellectual transformation undergone during the 'Nahda' or 'Arab Renaissance' of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, the significant role played by ethnic and religious minorities, and the role of law and constitutions. Other chapters on poetry, narrative, theatre, cinema and television, art, architecture, humour, folklore, and food offer fresh perspectives and correct negative stereotypes that emerge from viewing Arab culture primarily through the lens of politics, terrorism, religion, and economics.

  • ASIN: 052172533X

wall26 - 3 Piece Canvas Wall Art - Night Lights of Amman - Capital of Jordan - Modern Home Decor Stretched and Framed Ready to Hang - 24"x36"x3 Panels

wall26 - 3 Piece Canvas Wall Art -

We use high quality canvases which are designed specifically for canvas printing. Our canvas is a white semi-gloss artists canvas. We use latest HP Latex inks during printing process allowing our products to be fade resistant for up to 100 years. Canvas pictures are stretched on wooden stretcher frames. All frames are of the highest quality.

  • Color: Artwork - 13
  • Brand: wall26
  • ASIN: B0756DPRNY
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