Reviews

Reviewer: 
Katarzyna Falęcka

Falęcka on , '"Baya Mahieddine," February 25-July 31, 2021, Sharjah Art Museum'

"Baya Mahieddine," February 25-July 31, 2021, Sharjah Art Museum. . .

Reviewed by Katarzyna Falęcka (Newcastle University) Published on H-AMCA (January, 2022) Commissioned by Jessica Gerschultz (University of Kansas)

Printable Version: https://www.h-net.org/reviews/showpdf.php?id=57247

Author: 
Claire Gilman, curator
Reviewer: 
May Makki

Makki on Ahlberg, 'Huguette Caland: Tête-à-Tête (Drawing Papers 145)' and Gilman, 'Huguette Caland: Tête-à-Tête'

 

Joanna Ahlberg, ed. Huguette Caland: Tête-à-Tête (Drawing Papers 145). New York: Drawing Center, 2021. 183 pp. $30.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-942324-33-4.Claire Gilman, curator. Huguette Caland: Tête-à-Tête. New York: Drawing Center, June 11–September 19, 2021. .

 

Reviewed by May Makki (Bard College)
Published on H-AMCA (January, 2022)
Commissioned by Jessica Gerschultz (University of Kansas)

Author: 
Anneka Lenssen
Reviewer: 
Ambra D'Antone

D'Antone on Lenssen, 'Beautiful Agitation: Modern Painting and Politics in Syria'

Anneka Lenssen. Beautiful Agitation: Modern Painting and Politics in Syria. Oakland: University of California Press, 2020. 296 pp. $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-520-34324-5

Reviewed by Ambra D'Antone (Courtauld Institute of Art) Published on H-AMCA (May, 2021) Commissioned by Nisa Ari (University of Houston)

Author: 
Markus Ritter, Staci G. Scheiwiller, eds.
Reviewer: 
Mira Xenia Schwerda

Schwerda on Ritter and Scheiwiller, 'The Indigenous Lens? Early Photography in the Near and Middle East'

Markus Ritter, Staci G. Scheiwiller, eds. The Indigenous Lens? Early Photography in the Near and Middle East. Studies in Theory and History of Photography Series. Berlin: De Gruyter, 2017. Illustrations. 372 pp. $80.99 (pdf), ISBN 978-3-11-059087-6; $80.99 (paper), ISBN 978-3-11-049135-7.

Reviewed by Mira Xenia Schwerda (Harvard University) Published on H-AMCA (February, 2021) Commissioned by Alessandra Amin (UCLA)

Author: 
Suheyla Takesh, Lynn Gumpert, eds.
Reviewer: 
Michael Ernst

Ernst on Lynn Gumpert and Suheyla Takesh, 'Taking Shape: Abstraction from the Arab World, 1950s-1980s' and Takesh and Gumpert, 'Taking Shape: Abstraction from the Arab World, 1950s–1980s'

 

Lynn Gumpert, Suheyla Takesh. Taking Shape: Abstraction from the Arab World, 1950s-1980s. New York: Grey Art Gallery, January 14–April 4, 2020. Exhibition. Suheyla Takesh, Lynn Gumpert, eds. Taking Shape: Abstraction from the Arab World, 1950s–1980s. Munich: Hirmer Publishers, 2020. Illustrations. 256 pp. $45.49 (cloth), ISBN 978-3-7774-3428-5

 

Author: 
Afaf Zurayk, Sarah Rogers, ed.
Reviewer: 
Kareem Estefan

Estefan on Zurayk and Rogers, 'Afaf Zurayk: Return Journeys'

 

Afaf Zurayk, Sarah Rogers, ed. Afaf Zurayk: Return Journeys. Beirut: Twig Collaborative/Saleh Barakat Gallery, 2019. 96 pp.

 

Reviewed by Kareem Estefan (Brown University)
Published on H-AMCA (May, 2019)
Commissioned by Jessica Gerschultz (University of Kansas)

Printable Version: http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showpdf.php?id=53863

Author: 
Peter H. Christensen
Reviewer: 
Emily Neumeier

Neumeier on Christensen, 'Germany and the Ottoman Railways: Art, Empire, and Infrastructure'

Peter H. Christensen. Germany and the Ottoman Railways: Art, Empire, and Infrastructure. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2017. 204 pp. $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-300-22564-8.

Reviewed by Emily Neumeier (Temple University) Published on H-AMCA (January, 2019) Commissioned by Nisa Ari (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

Printable Version: http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showpdf.php?id=52242

Author: 
Sam Bardaouil
Reviewer: 
Riad Kherdeen

Kherdeen on Bardaouil, 'Surrealism in Egypt: Modernism and the Art and Liberty Group'

Sam Bardaouil. Surrealism in Egypt: Modernism and the Art and Liberty Group. London: I. B. Tauris, 2017. Illustrations. 320 pp. $38.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-78453-651-0.

Reviewed by Riad Kherdeen (University of California, Berkeley) Published on H-AMCA (August, 2018) Commissioned by Sarah Dwider (Northwestern University)

Author: 
Elisabeth A. Fraser
Reviewer: 
Erin Hyde Nolan

Nolan on Fraser, 'Mediterranean Encounters: Artists between Europe and the Ottoman Empire, 1774-1839'

Elisabeth A. Fraser. Mediterranean Encounters: Artists between Europe and the Ottoman Empire, 1774-1839. University Park: Penn State University Press, 2017. Illustrations. 320 pp. $89.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-271-07320-0.

Reviewed by Erin Hyde Nolan (Maine College of Art) Published on H-AMCA (April, 2018) Commissioned by Nisa Ari (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

Author: 
Kareem Estefan, Carin Kuoni, Laura Raicovich, eds.
Reviewer: 
Rebecca Wolff

Wolff on Estefan and Kuoni and Raicovich, 'Assuming Boycott: Resistance, Agency, and Cultural Production'

Kareem Estefan, Carin Kuoni, Laura Raicovich, eds. Assuming Boycott: Resistance, Agency, and Cultural Production. New York: OR Books, 2017. 273 pp. $16.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-944869-43-4.

Reviewed by Rebecca Wolff (UCLA) Published on H-AMCA (March, 2018) Commissioned by Alessandra Amin (UCLA)

Author: 
Marie Grace Brown
Reviewer: 
Taylor Moore

Moore on Brown, 'Khartoum at Night: Fashion and Body Politics in Imperial Sudan'

Marie Grace Brown. Khartoum at Night: Fashion and Body Politics in Imperial Sudan. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2017. 240 pp. $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-5036-0264-9.

Reviewed by Taylor Moore (Rutgers University) Published on H-AMCA (February, 2018) Commissioned by Alessandra Amin

Printable Version: http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showpdf.php?id=51035

Author: 
Prita Meier
Reviewer: 
Emily Williamson

Williamson on Meier, 'Swahili Port Cities: The Architecture of Elsewhere'

Prita Meier. Swahili Port Cities: The Architecture of Elsewhere. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2016. 230 pp. $35.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-253-01915-8.

Reviewed by Emily Williamson (Boston University) Published on H-AMCA (December, 2017) Commissioned by Jessica Gerschultz

Printable Version: http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showpdf.php?id=49697

Author: 
New York Museum of Modern Art
Reviewer: 
Kirsten Scheid

Scheid on Museum of Modern Art, 'Installation Following the Executive Order of January 27, 2017'

 

New York Museum of Modern Art. Installation Following the Executive Order of January 27, 2017. . .

 

Reviewed by Kirsten Scheid (American University of Beirut)
Published on H-AMCA (August, 2017)
Commissioned by Jessica Gerschultz

The MoMA Visa: Modern Art after the Trump Ban

Author: 
Mohammed Gharipour, ed.
Reviewer: 
Nancy Demerdash-Fatemi

Demerdash-Fatemi on Gharipour, 'Sacred Precincts: The Religious Architecture of Non-Muslim Communities across the Islamic World'

Mohammed Gharipour, ed. Sacred Precincts: The Religious Architecture of Non-Muslim Communities across the Islamic World. Leiden: Brill, 2015. xxxviii + 542 pp. $254.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-90-04-27906-3.

Reviewed by Nancy Demerdash-Fatemi (Princeton University) Published on H-AMCA (April, 2017) Commissioned by Jessica Gerschultz

Pluralism, Difference, Contestation, and Tolerance: Sacred Spaces of Non-Muslim Communities in the Islamic World

Author: 
Stephen Sheehi
Reviewer: 
Tina Barouti

Barouti on Sheehi, 'The Arab Imago: A Social History of Portrait Photography, 1860-1910'

Stephen Sheehi. The Arab Imago: A Social History of Portrait Photography, 1860-1910. Princeton University Press, 2016. pages cm. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-691-15132-8.

Reviewed by Tina Barouti (Boston University) Published on H-AMCA (January, 2017) Commissioned by Jessica Gerschultz

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