Reviews

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

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

Author: 
Kamran Rastegar
Reviewer: 
Lara Fresko

Fresko on Rastegar, 'Surviving Images: Cinema, War, and Cultural Memory in the Middle East'


Kamran Rastegar. Surviving Images: Cinema, War, and Cultural Memory in the Middle East. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015. 248 pp. $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-19-939017-5; $99.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-939016-8.

Reviewed by Lara Fresko (Cornell University)
Published on H-AMCA (May, 2016)
Commissioned by Berin Golonu

Author: 
Talinn Grigor
Reviewer: 
Shabnam Rahimi-Golkhandan

Rahimi-Golkhandan on Grigor, 'Contemporary Iranian Art: From the Street to the Studio'


Talinn Grigor. Contemporary Iranian Art: From the Street to the Studio. London: Reaktion Books, 2014. 296 pp. Illustrations. $39.00 (paper), ISBN 978-1-78023-270-6.

Reviewed by Shabnam Rahimi-Golkhandan
Published on H-AMCA (September, 2015)
Commissioned by Sarah-Neel Smith

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Author: 
Sarah A. Rogers, Eline Van Der Vlist, eds.
Reviewer: 
Holiday Powers

Powers on Rogers and Van Der Vlist, 'Arab Art Histories: The Khalid Shoman Collection'


Sarah A. Rogers, Eline Van Der Vlist, eds. Arab Art Histories: The Khalid Shoman Collection. Amman: Khalid Shoman Foundation, 2014. 464 pp. $45.50 (paper), ISBN 978-90-821484-0-4.

Reviewed by Holiday Powers (VCU Qatar)
Published on H-AMCA (August, 2015)
Commissioned by Berin Golonu

Author: 
Monique Bellan
Reviewer: 
Yvonne Albers

Albers on Bellan, 'Dismember Remember: Das anatomische Theater von Lina Saneh und Rabih Mroué'


Monique Bellan. Dismember Remember: Das anatomische Theater von Lina Saneh und Rabih Mroué. Wiesbaden: Reichert Verlag, 2013. 240 pp. EUR 59.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-3-89500-982-2.

Reviewed by Yvonne Albers (Philipps-Universität Marburg)
Published on H-AMCA (June, 2015)
Commissioned by Jessica Gerschultz

Audio:                   Ok... But what are you guys trying to do with theatre?

Artist:                   We’re doing theatre.

Author: 
Christiane Gruber, Sune Haugbolle, eds.
Reviewer: 
James Ryan

Ryan on Gruber and Haugbolle, 'Visual Culture in the Modern Middle East: Rhetoric of the Image'


Christiane Gruber, Sune Haugbolle, eds. Visual Culture in the Modern Middle East: Rhetoric of the Image. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2014. Illustrations. xxvii + 343 pp. $80.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-253-00884-8; $28.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-253-00888-6.

Reviewed by James Ryan
Published on H-AMCA (May, 2015)
Commissioned by Sarah-Neel Smith

"Moving" Images: Relocating Visual Analysis in the Modern Middle East

Author: 
Anthony Downey, ed.
Reviewer: 
Sascha Crasnow

Crasnow on Downey, 'Uncommon Grounds: New Media and Critical Practices in the Middle East and North Africa'


Anthony Downey, ed. Uncommon Grounds: New Media and Critical Practices in the Middle East and North Africa. London: IB Tauris, 2014. 256 pp. $28.00 (paper), ISBN 978-1-78453-035-8.

Reviewed by Sascha Crasnow
Published on H-AMCA (May, 2015)
Commissioned by Sarah-Neel Smith

Author: 
Ali Behdad, Luke Gartlan, eds.
Reviewer: 
Sandra Williams

Williams on Behdad and Gartlan, 'Photography's Orientalisms: New Essays on Colonial Representation'


Ali Behdad, Luke Gartlan, eds. Photography's Orientalisms: New Essays on Colonial Representation. Los Angeles: Getty Research Institute, 2013. vii + 215 pp. $35.00 (paper), ISBN 978-1-60606-151-0.

Reviewed by Sandra Williams
Published on H-AMCA (May, 2015)
Commissioned by Sarah-Neel Smith

Author: 
Bashir Makhoul, Gordon Hon
Reviewer: 
Nisa Ari

Ari on Makhoul and Hon, 'The Origins of Palestinian Art'


Bashir Makhoul, Gordon Hon. The Origins of Palestinian Art. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2013. 269 pp. $35.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-84631-953-2.

Reviewed by Nisa Ari (MIT Architecture)
Published on H-AMCA (May, 2015)
Commissioned by Jessica Gerschultz

Nisa Ari on The Origins of Palestinian Art

Author: 
Pamela Karimi
Reviewer: 
Carel Bertram

Bertram on Karimi, 'Domesticity and Consumer Culture in Iran: Interior Revolutions of the Modern Era'


Pamela Karimi. Domesticity and Consumer Culture in Iran: Interior Revolutions of the Modern Era. Iranian Studies Series. New York: Routledge, 2013. Illustrations. 262 pp. $145.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-415-78183-1.

Reviewed by Carel Bertram (San Francisco State University)
Published on H-AMCA (May, 2015)
Commissioned by Jessica Gerschultz

The Personal House in the Public Sphere: A Marketplace of Images in Modern Iran

Author: 
Hannah Feldman
Reviewer: 
Alessandra Amin

Amin on Feldman, 'From a Nation Torn: Decolonizing Art and Representation in France, 1945-1962'


Hannah Feldman. From a Nation Torn: Decolonizing Art and Representation in France, 1945-1962. Durham: Duke University Press, 2014. xvi + 317 pp. $99.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8223-5356-0; $27.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8223-5371-3.

Reviewed by Alessandra Amin (UCLA)
Published on H-AMCA (May, 2015)
Commissioned by Jessica Gerschultz

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