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ISTHMUS: SHIRAZEH HOUSHIARY. Le Magasin, Centre National d'Art Contemporain, Grenoble, 1995. Organized in association with and published by British Council, London. 130 pp. with 33 ills. (27 col.). 27 x 27 cm. ISBN 0863552781 Bilingual in French and English (complete entries and five poems in English only).
Surveys recent abstract sculptures by Iranian-born British artist Houshiary (b. 1955), presenting full-page photographs of 16 works that consist primarily of lead box forms in which square and triangular compartments are arranged in symmetrical patterns. An essay discussing the influences of Islamic art and Sufi metaphysical principles on Houshiary's work is complemented by an interview in which the artist illuminates the aesthetic and spiritual values central to her vision.
Artist(s):Houshiary, Shirazeh
Indexing: Western, Europe — Great Britain — Post-1970 — Sculpture — Women Artists, Non-American Minority Artists
Plans: 02,03,19,20
Worldwide Number: 025088
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