Spring 2018 Middle Eastern Titles

Never have our customers been so interested in books on Middle Eastern art, photography, design, architecture and visual culture. What is the “Architecture of Zionism?” Read Spector Books’ groundbreaking 1000 page tome to find out. What can we learn about the refugee crisis and migration from studying the “Diaspora of the Middle East and North Africa?” What did Sudanese artist, writer, critic and cultural diplomat Ibrahim El-Salahi learn from his imprisonment while serving time in Kober Prison? We are delighted to offer these challenging and illuminating books, alongside Nobel Prize-winning novelist Orhan Pamuk’s “Balkon”, as well as new monographs by Ellie Ga, Wael Shawky, Shirin Neshat and Rasheed Areen. Turkey, Iran, Israel, Sudan, Egypt, Pakistan, Gaza, United Arab Emirates, Lebanon and Afghanistan, are just some of the Middle Eastern countries that fall under our publishers’ lenses this season.

Orhan Pamuk: Balkon
Text by Orhan Pamuk.

Istanbul panoramas from the author of My Name Is Red

In the winter of 2011 Nobel Prize–winning Turkish novelist Orhan Pamuk took 8,500 color photographs from his balcony with its panoramic view of Istanbul, the entrance of >>more

ISBN 9783958293991
US $45.00 CAN $60.00 TRADE
Clth, 7 x 9.75 in. / 184 pgs / 467 color.
Pub Date: 07/24/2018 Awaiting stock

Diaspora of the Middle East and North Africa
Edited by Ahmed and Rashid Bin Shabib.

Iranians in Los Angeles, Kurds in Nashville, Yemenis in Singapore: this collection of essays, interviews, architectural profiles, urban memories, Q+As, photo essays and travel stories highlights the diverse young and old diaspora communities of the >>more

Lars Müller Publishers
ISBN 9783037785447
US $40.00 CAN $54.00 TRADE
Pbk, 6.5 x 9.5 in. / 320 pgs / 250 color.
Pub Date: 09/25/2018 Awaiting stock

The Object of Zionism
By Zvi Efrat.

“Destined to become a contemporary classic.” —Eyal Weizman

Contrary to popular belief, the architecture and spatial politics of the State of Israel were not born haphazardly out of emergency or speculation. The Israeli built environment is >>more

Spector Books
ISBN 9783959051330
US $70.00 CAN $92.50 TRADE
Hbk, 6.75 x 9.5 in. / 1,000 pgs / 1,200 b&w.
Pub Date: 06/26/2018 Awaiting stock

Ibrahim El-Salahi: Prison Notebook
Edited with text by Salah Hassan.

Sudanese artist, writer, critic, cultural diplomat Ibrahim El-Salahi (born 1930) is one of the critical figures of African and Arabic modernism. While serving as Sudan’s Undersecretary of Culture in 1975, El-Salahi was imprisoned without trial >>more

MoMA/Sharjah Art Foundation
ISBN 9781633450554
US $29.95 CAN $39.95 TRADE
Pbk, 7 x 11.5 in. / 148 pgs / 76 duotone.
Pub Date: 06/26/2018 Awaiting stock

Wael Shawky
Edited with text by Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, Marcella Beccaria. Text by Heinrich von Kleist, Laura U. Marks, Hoor Al-Qasimi, Lance M. Fung, Cesar Garcia, Abdellah Karroum, Hassan Khan, Doris Krystof, Ansgar Lorenz, Denize Marray, Jessica Morgan, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Wael Shawky, et al.

Wael Shawky (born 1971) is one of the most fascinating contemporary Arab artists. He investigates history, its interpretations and the ways in which the past influences the present. This catalog is dedicated to his research >>more

ISBN 9788857234922
US $50.00 CAN $65.00 TRADE
Hbk, 9.5 x 11 in. / 252 pgs / 254 color.
Pub Date: 02/27/2018 In stock
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Ellie Ga: Square Octagon Circle

In the murky waters of the Mediterranean lie the ruins of Alexandria’s fabled lighthouse, a wonder of the ancient world destroyed by earthquakes in the Middle Ages. While mapped by archeologists, most of these 2,000 >>more

ISBN 9781938221187
US $36.00 CAN $47.50 TRADE
Pbk, 8.25 x 9 in. / 224 pgs / 120 color.
Pub Date: 06/26/2018 Awaiting stock

Shirin Neshat: Women in Society
Edited with text by Holger Kube Ventura. Text by Heide Barrenechea, Michket Krifa, Nima Naghibi, Katrin Nahidi, Staci Gem Scheiwiller.

This publication surveys important works drawn from the entire career of the New York–based Iranian artist Shirin Neshat (born 1957), from the iconic inscribed photographs of the Women of Allah series (1993–97) to the artist’s >>more

ISBN 9783803033918
US $45.00 CAN $60.00 FLAT40
Hbk, 8.25 x 11 in. / 208 pgs / 25 color / 115 duotone.
Pub Date: 02/27/2018 In stock
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Rasheed Araeen: A Retrospective
Edited by Nick Aikens. Text by Rasheed Araeen, Charles Esche, Kate Fowle, Courtney Martin, Michael Newman, Kaelen Wilson-Goldie, Dominic Rahtz, Gene Ray, Marcus du Sautoy, Zoe Sutherland.

Spanning 60 years, this publication surveys the art, editing and curating activities of London-based, Pakistani-born artist Rasheed Araeen (born 1935) for the first time, presenting an expansive artistic practice that has had a profound influence >>more

JRP | Ringier
ISBN 9783037645154
US $49.95 CAN $67.50 TRADE
Pbk, 8 x 10.5 in. / 320 pgs / 200 color.
Pub Date: 03/27/2018 In stock
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Not Dead But Sleeping
By Anna Della Subin.

Prompted by the 2011 Egyptian uprising, this book-length essay on the cultural politics of sleep takes Tawfiq al-Hakim’s 1933 play The People of the Cave as its starting point in an exploration of the speculative, >>more

Triple Canopy
ISBN 9780984734696
US $12.00 CAN $17.50 FLAT40
Pbk, 4.25 x 7 in. / 192 pgs / 10 color / 7 b&w.
Pub Date: 04/24/2018 In stock
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Efrat Natan / Nahum Tevet
Edited by Michael Buhrs, Verena Hein. Text by Carlos Basualdo, Aya Miron, Nicola Trezzi.

The work of Israeli artists Efrat Natan (born 1947) and Nahum Tevet (born 1946)—longstanding friends—is juxtaposed in this volume. Natan's sculptures allude to her childhood in a kibbutz; Tevet develops monumental, three-dimensional installations that investigate >>more

Hatje Cantz
ISBN 9783775743600
US $45.00 CAN $60.00 FLAT40
Pbk, 8.5 x 11 in. / 192 pgs / 72 color.
Pub Date: 02/27/2018 In stock
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Don’t Shrink Me to the Size of a Bullet: The Works of Hiwa K
Edited with an introduction by Anthony Downey. Text by Lawrence Abu Hamdan, et al.

Born in Kurdistan-Northern Iraq in 1975, and now based in Berlin, Hiwa K creates performances in public spaces that address the figure of the amateur artist and the dissemination of knowledge. This volume surveys ten >>more

Koenig Books
ISBN 9783960981602
US $55.00 CAN $72.50 FLAT40
Spiral bound, 9.5 x 11.25 in. / 240 pgs / 256 color.
Pub Date: 03/27/2018 In stock
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Marjan Teeuwen: Destroyed House
Text by Ernst van Alphen, Maarten Doorman, Ludo van Halem, Hans den Hartog Jager, et al.

Dutch artist Marjan Teeuwen (born 1953) creates large-scale architectural installations in buildings that are to be demolished after her interventions. This publication documents the artist’s recent intervention in the Gaza Strip, and explores it in >>more

ISBN 9789492095374
US $37.50 CAN $50.00 FLAT40
Pbk, 9.5 x 13 in. / 168 pgs / 70 color / 100 b&w.
Pub Date: 02/27/2018 In stock
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Ayse Erkmen & Mona Hatoum: Displacements
Edited by Frédéric Bussmann, Alfred Weidinger. Text by Frédéric Bussmann, Elizabeth Youngman, Kelly Baum, Kassandra Nakas, Kea Wienand.

This volume orchestrates a dialogue between the work of Turkish installation artist Ayse Erkmen (born 1949) and Lebanese video and installation artist Mona Hatoum (born 1952). Both artists reflect on the intertwining of space and >>more

Verlag für moderne Kunst
ISBN 9783903153790
US $49.95 CAN $67.50 FLAT40
Pbk, 8.5 x 10.5 in. / 192 pgs / 130 color.
Pub Date: 05/22/2018 In stock
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Rock, Paper, Scissors: Positions in Play
Edited by Hammad Nasar. Text by Khalid Albudoor, Maisa Al Qassimi, et al.

The artists in Rock, Paper, Scissors—Nujoom Alghanem, Sara Al Haddad, Vikram Divecha, Ramin & Ronki Haerizadeh and Hesam Rahmanian, Hind Mezaina, Deepak Unnikrishnan, WTD magazine, Lantian Xie and Mohamed Yousif—enact the habitation of home through >>more

Mousse Publishing
ISBN 9788867492756
US $35.00 CAN $47.50 FLAT40
Pbk, 6.5 x 9.25 in. / 272 pgs / 60 color / 30 duotone / 60 b&w.
Pub Date: 06/26/2018 Awaiting stock

Louvre Abu Dhabi
Edited by Jean-François Charnier.

The Louvre Abu Dhabi has been conceived as a “museum city” or Arabic “medina.” It will be the first Arabic museum of a universal vocation, located in the Saadiyat Cultural District, conceived as a bridge >>more

ISBN 9782370740724
US $35.00 CAN $45.00 FLAT40
Pbk, 6 x 11 in. / 384 pgs / 550 color.
Pub Date: 07/24/2018 Awaiting stock

An Uncanny Impulse
Foreword by Pedro Antonio Villena. Text by Clémence Cottard, Marc Mouarkech.

An Uncanny Impulse presents selections from the archive of Mohsen Yammine, a Lebanese journalist who has been collecting photographs from Tripoli and Northern Lebanon since 1979. These works offer a glimpse of Lebanon between 1920 >>more

La Fábrica
ISBN 9788417048204
US $25.00 CAN $34.50 FLAT40
Pbk, 6.25 x 8.75 in. / 112 pgs / 130 b&w.
Pub Date: 02/27/2018 In stock
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Roger Grasas: Min Turab
Text by Marta Dahó.

Between 2009 and 2016, Spanish photographer Roger Grasas (born 1970) traveled in the Persian Gulf region to document the rapid transformation of its natural and urban landscapes. This book opens a window onto a civilization >>more

ISBN 9788417047191
US $39.95 CAN $53.95 FLAT40
Hbk, 7 x 10 in. / 96 pgs / 59 color.
Pub Date: 09/26/2017 In stock
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Giovanna Silva: Afghanistan: 0 Rh–

In 2010, Italian photographer Giovanna Silva (born 1980) was asked to photograph a school in Afghanistan. She lived there for two weeks in close contact with soldiers, traveling with them and seeing the country from >>more

Mousse Publishing
ISBN 9788867492954
US $25.00 CAN $34.50 FLAT40
Pbk, 9 x 11.5 in. / 80 pgs / 60 color.
Pub Date: 02/27/2018 In stock
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Giovanna Silva: Libya
Text by Angelo Del Boca.

Using archival images and new photographs taken in locations ranging from Benghazi to Tripoli, in this publication Italian photographer Giovanna Silva (born 1980) documents the structures built by Muammar al-Gaddafi’s regime that were demolished during >>more

Mousse Publishing
ISBN 9788867492879
US $25.00 CAN $34.50 FLAT40
Clth, 4.25 x 6.25 in. / 256 pgs / 100 color.
Pub Date: 02/27/2018 In stock
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