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Artisans of Israel: Transcending Tradition. Lynn Holstein. Arnoldsche Verlagsanstalt, Stuttgart, 2017. Distributed in the U.S.A. by ACC Distribution, New York. 296 pp. 280 ills. (267 col.). 31 x 23 cm. ISBN 9783897905016 Bilingual in English and Hebrew.
Publisher's description: Artisans of Israel is a very special book on crafts. Author Lynn Holstein is in search of a national identity in the artisanry of the still young country, and she finds it in the unifying pursuit for innovation. Forty artists, including Jews, Muslims and Christians, tell their stories and show in five different trades how emancipation can be promoted through creativity. Working with one's hands stands unfailingly at the centre of this reflection. From the hybrid of cultural and religious backgrounds emerges a unique compilation that brings together the fields of metalwork and jewellery, ceramics, textiles, paper and wood. This compilation portrays a sensitive and inspiring portrait of Israel and its inhabitants.
Indexing: Western, Non-Western in a Western Style, Middle East and North Africa (Western Style) — Israel — Post-2000 — Decorative Arts
Plans: 73,30
Worldwide Number: 181013
Hardcover $65.00x (libraries receive a 10% discount on this title)    
Essays, Arguments & Interviews on Modern Architecture Kuwait. Ed. by Ricardo Camacho et al. Niggli, Braun Publishing AG, Salenstein, 2017. Copyright, 2018. 248 pp. 146 ills. (52 col.). 26 x 20 cm. ISBN 9783721209587 In English.
See also Worldwide 176375, a companion volume. Publisher's description: Between 1949 and 1989, remarkable buildings of late modernity were constructed in the coastal city of Kuwait. Within these four decades, the city state on the Arabian Gulf was comprehensively restructured and practically redesigned. Following a first volume with150 carefully selected exemplary buildings, this second volume features interviews, essays and arguments, as well as transcripts of contemporary publications of these years. The texts by local and international scholars focus on questions regarding the significance and function of the buildings along with the role of individual and corporate protagonists that influenced, defined and created this highly dynamic restructuring process. Furthermore, all aspects are integrated into a wider regional and international context. The contributions are complemented by an extensive array of photographic, layout, and archive materials.
Indexing: Western, Non-Western in a Western Style, Middle East and North Africa (Western Style) — Kuwait — Post-1945 — Architecture
Plans: 73
Worldwide Number: 176376
Paperbound $45.00x (libraries receive a 10% discount on this title)    
N.O.K.: Next of Kin -- Inbal Abergil. Daylight Books, Hillsborough, 2017. Two volumes. Vol. 1: 112 pp. 79 col. ills. Vol. 2: 112 pp. 21 x 13 cm. ISBN 9781942084358 In English.
Publisher's description: N. O. K. Next Of Kin, examines the ways in which American families memorialize their relatives killed in military conflict. The photographs, spanning 2014-2017, focus on the personal altars and private displays of mementos and objects dedicated to lost soldiers. This response from families must be part of the public discourse on war and its aftermath. N. O. K. Includes two volumes, one featuring photographs and one containing testimonials and essays from Gold Star Families.
Artist(s):Abergil, Inbal
Indexing: Western, Non-Western in a Western Style, Middle East and North Africa (Western Style) — Israel — Post-2000 — Photography — Women Artists
Plans: 73,55
Worldwide Number: 179382
Paperbound $45.00x (libraries receive a 10% discount on this title)    
Shiva Ahmadi. Skira editore, Milan, 2017. Published in association with Leila Heller Gallery, New York. Distributed in the U.S.A. by Artbook|D.A.P., New York. 128 pp. 97 ills. (96 col.). 31 x 25 cm. ISBN 9788857234267 In English.
Publisher's description: Growing up in the Islamic Republic of Iran, the artist Shiva Ahmadi recalls, she knew more about Jackson Pollock than Behzad, the master miniature painter of the Safavid court. Indeed, Ahmadi's distinct painterly style seems to combine the detailed precision of Behzad's hand with the fluid action painting of Pollock. What emerges is part miniature, part abstract expressionism -- a decidedly 21st century art form that is both bold and contemporary. The confounding world where peace and war coexist, where beauty and destruction twirl together. This, Ahmadi reminds us, is the world seen through the eyes of a small child coming of age in war time Iran who then emigrates to the US to find it also entering a decade of warfare. Her artistic approach -- drawing on allegory and imagery and insisting on gentle beautiful aesthetic perspectives keeps the work from becoming dogmatic or didactic.
Artist(s):Ahmadi, Shiva
Indexing: Western, Non-Western in a Western Style, Middle East and North Africa (Western Style) — Iran (Persia), United States — Post-2000 — Painting — Women Artists, Other American Minority Artists
Plans: 70
Worldwide Number: 179908
Hardcover $45.00x (libraries receive a 10% discount on this title)    

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