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The Politics of Art

by Hanan Toukan

Over the last three decades, a new generation of conceptual artists has come to the fore in the Arab Middle East. As wars, peace treaties, sanctions, and large-scale economic developments have reshaped the region,...


Commitment in the Artistic Practice of Aref el-Rayess

by Natasha Gasparian

In April 1968, ten months after the Arab defeat of the 1967 June War, Aref El-Rayess?s Dima? wa Hurriyya (Blood and Freedom) opened to the public in the exhibition hall of the L?Orient newspaper headquarters...


Commitment in the Artistic Practice of Aref el-Rayess

by Natasha Gasparian

In April 1968, ten months after the Arab defeat of the 1967 June War, Aref El-Rayess?s Dima? wa Hurriyya (Blood and Freedom) opened to the public in the exhibition hall of the L?Orient newspaper headquarters...


Digital Cities

by Maurizio Forte & Helena Murteira

The onset of digital archaeology and its subsequent remarkable development has had a crucial impact on the study of cultural heritage. Presently, researchers are able to manipulate and reinvent digital and historical...


Persian Art

by Vladimir Lukonin & Anatoly Ivanov

Housed in the Hermitage Museum along with other institutes, libraries, and museums in Russia and the republics of the former Soviet Union are some of the most magnificent treasures of Persian Art. For the most...


The Tentmakers of Cairo

by Seif El Rashidi

In the crowded center of Historic Cairo lies a covered market lined with wonderful textiles sewn by hand in brilliant colors and intricate patterns. This is the Street of the Tentmakers, the home of the Egyptian...


Alef Is for Allah

by Jamal J. Elias

Alef Is for Allah is the first groundbreaking study of the emotional space occupied by children in modern Islamic societies. Focusing primarily on visual representations of children from modern Turkey, Iran,...


Arts of Allusion

by Margaret S. Graves

The art of the object reached unparalleled heights in the medieval Islamic world, yet the intellectual dimensions of ceramics, metalwares, and other plastic arts in this milieu have not always been acknowledged....


Decolonize!

by renata summo o'connell

Art, curating, critiquing practices today take place in a world where notions of postcolonial, neo-colonial, decolonial, global, co-exist and continue to play roles that puzzle as well as challenge us. This...


123 Places in Turkey

by Francis Russell

This personal and well-informed selection and description of the most interesting towns and individual buildings and archaeological sites in Turkey is the definitive guidebook for the discerning traveler. The...


Power, Patronage, and Memory in Early Islam

by Alain George & Andrew Marsham

When the Umayyads, the first Islamic dynasty, rose to power shortly after the death of the Prophet Muhammad (d. 632), the polity of which they assumed control had only recently expanded out of Arabia into the...


Islamic Palace Architecture in the Western Mediterranean

by Felix Arnold

Palaces like the Aljafer?a and the Alhambra rank among the highest achievements of the Islamic world. In recent years archaeological work at C?rdoba, Kairouan and many other sites has vastly increased our knowledge...


Check Points on How to Buy Oriental Rugs

by Jacobsen,Charles

This classic oriental rug guide is still the most comprehensive and authoritative book for buying or selling rugs—essential reading for any collector.

Author, Charles W. Jacobsen was a world renowened authority...


Persian Art

by Vladimir Lukonin & Anatoly Ivanov

Housed in the Hermitage Museum along with other institutes, libraries, and museums in Russia and the republics of the former Soviet Union are some of the most magnificent treasures of Persian Art. For the most...


Persian Miniatures

by Vladimir Loukonin & Anatoli Ivanov

Encounter one of history’s greatest civilisations through miniatures. In Persian Miniatures, the story of the magnificent Persian Empire is told by way of a small but vibrant artistic tradition. The colourful...