Art of the Middle East
Hardcover: 384 pages
Publisher: Merrell Publishers Ltd, 2010
Dimensions: 30.5 x 25.7 x 3.6 cm
With Arab and Iranian art of the last decade enjoying increased international attention, Art of the Middle East is an indispensable guides to modern and contemporary art of the region since the mid-1950’s. The book provides an accessible overview of modern and contemporary art in the Middle East and the Arab world with an emphasis on artists still active today. Lavishly illustrated throughout, the publication is divided into seven themed sections including literature, portraiture and landscape. Each section is coupled with extended captions providing an engaging commentary on each artwork and the artist behind the creation. A must have for anyone seeking an introduction into the visual culture of the region.