Published by SKIRA. Edited by Louisa Macmilan. Contributions by Francesca Leoni, Nada Shabout, Wen-chin Ouyang, Dia al-Azzawi, Saleem Al-Bahloly.
Inspired by illustrated Islamic manuscripts and modern book art, Iraqi artist Dia al-Azzawi’s (born 1939) love of literature informs all aspects of his practice. This volume gathers his artists books from the 1960s to today, a little-known body of work, publishing them in full for the first time.
Published by Silvana Editoriale. 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 works, Al-Azzawi has become one of Iraq's most influential artists.