2006. Published by Reaktion Books, London.
Paperback, 256 pages, 169 color images. English. ISBN 1 86189 269 4
The ongoing contentious American occupation of Iraq has focused the world's attention squarely on the Middle East and the tensions there between a foundering rhetoric of democratic liberalism and tender religious sensitivities. Several exhibitions over the past year demonstrate that art from the Islamic world is now recognized and celebrated in centers of Western culture (SEE ALMANAC 1). In May 2005, the Center of Contemporary Culture in…