Modern Arab Art Formation of Arab Aesthetics by Nada M. Shabout (Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2007. 240 pages.)

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Tammy Gaber



This book endeavors to define a specific term for modern Arab art, which is
most often considered a continuation of Islamic or ethnic art or a subordinate
copy of western trends. This academic text, which targets audiences interested
in contemporary art or the Arab world, or both, is divided into three
parts: “Background and Definitions,” “Modern Arab Aesthetics,” and “The Arabic Letter in Art.” It contains forty images within the text and thirty-two
plates of contemporary works of art by Arabs ...

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