Fall 2018 Middle Eastern Titles

Never have our customers been so interested in books on Middle Eastern art, photography, design, architecture and visual culture. This season, 'The Human Figure in Islamic Art' traces how, despite a conventional prohibition on figural representation, portraying human figures has nonetheless always played an important role in Islamic art, and new monographs are on Iranian-born American sculptor and architect Siah Armajani, Los Angeles-based Iraqi artist Hayv Kahraman, Los Angeles-based Lebanese painter and designer Huguette Caland, and London-based Iraqi artist Dia Al-Azzawi, among others.

The Human Figure in Islamic Art
By Kjeld von Folsach, Joachim Meyer.

Islam’s unknown tradition of figuration

Many people believe that it is not permitted to depict human figures in Islamic art, but the Quran does not expressly forbid it, and the human figure does appear. While some >>more

The David Collection/ Strandberg Publishing
ISBN 9788792949967
US $70.00 CAN $92.50 TRADE
Hbk, 9.75 x 12.25 in. / 280 pgs / 154 color.
Pub Date: 06/12/2018 In stock

Siah Armajani: Follow This Line
Edited with text by Clare Davies, Victoria Sung. Text by Nazgol Ansarinia, Jadine Collingwood, Eric Crosby, Sam Durant, Barbad Golshiri, David Hodge, Valérie Mavridorakis, Slavs and Tatars, Hamed Yousefi, Siah Armajani.

Armajani unites art and architecture, Persian calligraphy and abstract expressionism, American vernacular architecture and Russian constructivism

In Tehran, children walking home from school would scrape their pencils against the walls, tracing their paths through the city >>more

Walker Art Center/The Metropolitan Museum of Art
ISBN 9781935963196
US $65.00 CAN $87.00 TRADE
Clth, 7.5 x 10.5 in. / 448 pgs / 550 color / 250 b&w.
Pub Date: 10/23/2018 In stock

Huguette Caland: Everything Takes the Shape of a Person, 1970–78
Edited by Aram Moshayedi. Text by Negar Azimi, Hanan al-Shaykh, Kaelen Wilson-Goldie.

Huguette Caland: Everything Takes the Shape of a Person presents the first concentrated look at the erotic, humorous early works of the Beirut-born artist (born 1931). This volume focuses on the artist's work between 1970 >>more

ISBN 9788857235547
US $45.00 CAN $60.00 TRADE
Hbk, 9.5 x 9.5 in. / 192 pgs / 133 color.
Pub Date: 06/26/2018 In stock

Hayv Kahraman
Edited with text by Rebecca McGrew. Text by Madina Tlostanova, Hayv Kahraman. Contributions by Sinan Antoon.

Los Angeles–based artist Hayv Kahraman (born 1981) creates exquisite paintings and other wall works that address diasporic cultural memory, feminine collectivity and gender identity through her personal history as an Iraqi émigré first to Europe, >>more

Pomona College Museum of Art
ISBN 9780997930627
US $35.00 CAN $47.50 TRADE
Clth, 6.5 x 9.5 in. / 96 pgs / 22 color / 15 duotone.
Pub Date: 10/23/2018 In stock

Louvre Abu Dhabi
By Jean-François Charnier.

The masterpieces of the Louvre Abu Dhabi, including a rare Bactrian princess from the 3rd millennium BCE, a 3,000-year-old Middle Eastern bracelet, countless masters from the 19th and 20th centuries and contemporary commissions by Giuseppe >>more

Skira Paris
ISBN 9782370740748
US $34.95 CAN $45.95 TRADE
Pbk, 8.5 x 11.5 in. / 128 pgs / 150 color.
Pub Date: 08/28/2018 In stock

Hayv Kahraman: Acts of Reparation
Edited by Melissa Duffes. Introduction by Wassan Al-Khudhairi. Foreword by Lisa Melandri. Text by Wassan Al-Khudhairi, Hayv Kahraman, Brooke L. McGowan.

Published for the first museum exhibition of Los Angeles–based Iraqi artist Hayv Kahraman (born 1981), this catalog includes reproductions of her paintings in which the female body is pictured in various sequences and activities, fueled >>more

Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis
ISBN 9780988997080
US $25.00 CAN $34.50 FLAT40
Pbk, 7.25 x 10.5 in. / 56 pgs / 37 color / 4 b&w.
Pub Date: 06/12/2018 In stock

Dia Al-Azzawi: A Retrospective from 1963 until Tomorrow
Text by Dia al-Azzawi, Zainab Bahrani, May Muzaffar, Nada Shabout.

This catalog accompanies the first major retrospective of London-based Iraqi artist Dia Al-Azzawi (born 1939). Working in a variety of two- and three-dimensional mediums over his 55-year career, including his mural-like political paintings and assemblage >>more

Silvana Editorale
ISBN 9788836639052
US $90.00 CAN $120.00 FLAT40
Flexi, 8.75 x 10.75 in. / 496 pgs / 500 color.
Pub Date: 10/23/2018 In stock


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