Khamseen Symposium, Speakers' Booklist - Egypt

Glenn Adamson

Thinking Through Craft, Adamson, Glenn

Craft in Britain in the 20th Century, Harrod, Tanya

The Intangibilities of Form, Roberts, John

The Journal of Modern Craft (

Dina Bakoum

The Restoration and Conservation of Islamic Monuments in Egypt, Bacharach, Jere, (Cairo, 1995)

Note on the Building Craft in the Mamluk Period, Behrens-Abouseif, Doris, “Muhandis, Shad, Mu‘allim, Der Islam 72 (1995) pp239-309

The Cairo Heritage - Essays in Honor of Laila Ali Ibrahim, Behrens-Abouseif, Doris, ed., (Cairo, 1995)

Cairo: Revitalising a Historic Metropolis, Bianca, Stefano and Jodidio, Philip, ed., 2004


Building in Egypt, Pharaonic Stone Masonary, Dieter, Arnold, Oxford, 1991


The Building Crafts of Cairo – A Living Tradition, Dobrowolska, Agnieszka, Cairo, 2005


Historians in Cairo – Essays in Honor of George Scanlon, Eduards, Jill, Cairo, 2002


La madrasa di Sunqur Sa‘di e il museo Mevlevi, Fanfoni, Giuseppe, Cairo, 2000


Mamluk Architecture and the Question of Patronage, Fernandes, Leonor, Mamluk Studies Review 1, 1997, pp107-120


The Arts and Crafts of Ancient Egypt, Petrie, W. M. Flinders, 1910


Cairo, City of History, Raymond, André, Cairo, 2001


Cairo, Preservation and Restoration of Islamic Monuments, Rodenbeck, J, Arts and the Islamic World 2, 1983, pp17-25


Aleya Hamza

Colonising Egypt, Mitchell, Timothy


Cairo Cosmopolitan: Politics, Culture and Urban Space in the New Middle East, edited by Amar, Paul and Singerman, Diane


Tales around the Pavement, The Publication


Susan Hefuna

Susan Hefuna, Pars Pro Toto, Ed., Obrist, Hans Ulrich, 2008, Kehrer Publisher


Hans Ulrich Obrist interview with Susan Hefuna, Cairo, 2007, Kehrer Publisher


Hans Ulrich Obrist interview with Susan Hefuna, Alexandria, 2008, Kehrer Publisher


Susan Hefuna, Townhouse, 2001, Kehrer Publisher


Susan Hefuna - xcultural codes, 2004, Kehrer Publisher


Susan Hefuna, navigation xcultural, 2001, Kehrer Publisher


The Yacobien Building, Al Aswany, Alaa


The Voice of Egypt, Kaltoum, Umm


Architecture for the poor, Fathi, Hassan


Die Schrift, Flusser, Vilem


Rose Issa



Word into Art, Artists of the Modern Middle East, Porter, Venetia, The British Museum Press, London 2006


Without Boundary: Seventeen Ways of Looking, Daftari, Fereshteh, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2006


Common Ground, Aspects of Contemporary Muslim Experience in the United Kingdom, The Middle East and South East Asia, British Council, in Arabic and English 2006


Africa Remix, Contemporary Art of a Continent, ed., Njami, Simon, Hayward Gallery, London, 2004


Creations artistiques contemporaines en pays d’Islam, ed., Dakhlia, Jocelyn, editions Kime, Paris, 2006


Iranian Contemporary Art, Issa, Rose, Booth Clibborn, Barbican Art gallery, London 2001


Signs, Traces and Calligraphy, Issa, Rose, The Curve, Barbican, London 1995


Regards des Photographes Arabes Contemporains, IMA, Paris, 2006


Modern Islamic Art, Development and Continuity, Ali, Wijdan, University Press of Florida, USA, 1997


Veil: Veiling, Representation and Contemporary Art, ed., Bailey, David A. and Tawadros, Gilane, Oxford Museum of Modern Art, Iniva, London, 2003-4


The Other Story, Afro-Asian Artists in Post-War Britain, Araeen, Rasheed, Hayward Gallery, 1989


Harem Fantaisies and the New Shehrezads, CCCB, Barcelona, Spain, 2003



Shirazeh Houshiary: Isthmus, Magasin, Centre National d’Art Contemporain de Grenoble, The British Council, 1995


Shirazeh Houshiary, Centre d’Art Contemporain, Geneva, Switzerland, Museum of Modern Art, Oxford, 1988


Ergin Cavusoglu, Places of Departure, ed., Bode, Steven, Film and Video Umbrella, Haunch of Venison, London, 2006


Hossein Chalayan, Nai Publishers, Groninger Museum, 2005


Karkhana, A Contemporary Collaboration, ed., Nasar, Ahmad, The Aldrich Contempoary Art Museum, Ridgefield,Usa, Green Cardamon, 2005


Tamáss 1: Contemporary Arab Representations, Beirut/Lebanon, Witte de With, ed., David, Catherine, 2002


Contemporary Arab Representations: The Iraqi Equation, ed., David, Catherine, Witte de With and Tapies Foundation, 2007


Musulmanes, Musulmans Au Caire, a Tehran, Istanbul, Paris, Dakar, ed., Roy, Olivier, Parc de La Villette, Paris, 2004


Fault Lines, Contemporary African Art and Shifting Landscapes, Tawadros, Gilane and Campbell, Sarah, Iniva, London, 2003


Mona Hatoum, Archer, Michael; Brett, Guy; Catherine de Zegher; Phaidon, 1997


Iran Diary 1971-2002, Abbas, Editions Autrement, Paris, 2002


Allah O Akbar, Abbas, Phaidon, London 1994


Shirin Neshat, La última palabra/The last word, texts by Zaya, Octavio and Dabashi, Hamid, Edizioni Charta, Milano, 2005; MUSAC, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla Y León


Shirin Neshat, texts by Matt, Gerald; Noack, Ruth and Naficy, Hamid, Kunsthalle Wien and Serpentine Gallery, London, 2000


Shirin Neshat, Rapture, Galerie Jerome de Noirmont, Paris, 1999


Shirin Neshat, Women of Allah, Photographies, films, vidéos, Paris Audiovisuel, Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Plessis-Robinson, France, 1998


Iranian contemporary Art, Issa, Rose, Booth-Clibborn Editions, London, 2001


Regards Persans, Iran, une révolution photographique, Krifa, Michket, Éditions des Musées de la Ville de Paris, Paris, 2001


Picturing Iran, Art, Society and Revolution, ed., Balaghi, Shiva and Gumpert, Lynn, I.B. Tauris & Co, London/New York, 2002


Haft, 7 artistes contemporains iraniens, texts by Khosrokhavar, Farhad and Krifa, Michket, Somogy editions d’art, Ville de Boulogne-Billancourt, 2003


Between Word and Image, Modern Iranian Visual Culture, September 18th-December 7, 2002, Grey Gazette, Vol. 6, No. 1, Grey Art Gallery, New York University, New York, 2002


Entfernte Nähe: Neue Positionen iranischer Künstler / Far Near Distance: Contemporary Positions of Iranian Artists, ed., Merali, Shaheen and Hager, Martin), Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, 2004


Snow White: Abbas Kiarostami Photo Collection 1978-2004, Abbas Kiarostami, 2005


Abbas Kiarostami Photo Collection, texts by Mir-Ahmad Mir-Ehsan and Kiarostami, Abbas, Iranian Art Publishing, Tehran, 2000


Mitra Tabrizian: Beyond the Limits, Steidl Publishers, Göttingen, 2004


Correct Distance, Tabrizian, Mitra, Corner House Publication, Manchester, 1990


Shirana Shahbazi: Goftare Nik (Good Words), Codax Publisher, Zürich, 2001


Shirana Shahbazi, Accept The Expected, Centre d’Art Contemporain de Geneve, 2006


Meanwhile, Shirana Shahbazi, JRP Ringier, Zurich, 2007


Dialogues of the Present: Contemporary Arab Women’s art, ed., Lloyd, Fran, London, 1999


Contemporary Arab Art, ed., Alaoui, Ibrahim, IMA, 1989


Contemporary Arab Representation, David, Catherine, 2002


Modern Arab Art: Formation of Arab Aesthetics, Shabout, Nada M, University Press of Florida, First edition, 2007


Image and identity: fifty years of painting and sculpture in Pakistan, Naqvi, Akbar, Karachi, Oxford University Press, 1998


Displacement & Difference: Contemporary Arab Visual Culture in the Diaspora, Lloyd, Fran, Saffron, London 2001


Abbas Kiarostami in Eastern Art Report, Rizvi, Sajid and Rizvi, Shirley Saffron, London 2005


Ali Omar Ermes: Art and Ideas, Rizvi, Sajid, Saffron, London 1992


Reaching Out: Conversations on Islamic Art with Ali Omar Ermes, Sajid Rizvi, Saffron, London 1993


Art and Artists in Kuwait, Sajid Rizvi & Shirley Rizvi, Eastern Art Report Monographs Issue 52, Saffron, London 2005


Art and Artists in Dubai, Sajid Rizvi & Shirley Rizvi, Saffron, London 1996



Canvas, Bidoun, Arts & the Islamic World, Ur, Eastern Art Report



October Gallery, Aya Gallery, Kufa Gallery, Albion Gallery, Lisson Gallery, White Cube Gallery, Anthony Reynolds Gallery


Sotheby’s and Christie’s catalogues of contemporary sales of Iran and Arab world.


READING LIST – Middle Eastern Art and Exile

From primitivism to ethnic arts Third Text (1), Araeen, Rasheed, 1988 pp6-25


The art of benevolent racism Third Text (51), Araeen, Rasheed 2000 pp57-64


A new beginning. Beyond postcolonial cultural theory and identity politics Third Text (50) Araeen, Rasheed 2000 pp3-20


The poetics of Space, Bachelard, Gaston, Boston, Beacon Press, (first edition 1969), 1994


A Seventh Man, Berger, John and Mohr J, Harmondsworth, Penguin Books Ltd, 1975


And Our Faces, My Heart, Brief as Photos, Berger, John, London, Granton, 1984


The Location of Culture, Bhabha Homi, Routlege, 1994


Some Thoughts on Contaminations, Third Text (45), Editorial 1995 pp3-7.


The Intifadah and the work of Palestinian Artists, Third Text 25, Murphy, Jay 1991 pp118-126


Home, Exile, Homeland: Film, media and the Politics of Place, Naficy, Hamid ed., Routlege, 1999


Dialogies in the Diasporas, Papastergiadis, Nikos, London, Rivers Oram Press 1998


‘Everything that surrounds.’ Art, politics and theories of the everyday Third Text (57), Papastergiadis, Nikos, 2002, pp76-86


Terra Infirma: Geography’s Visual Culture, Rogoff, Irit, Routlege, 2000


Orientalism, Said, Edward, Routlege and Kegan Paul Ltd, 2001


Ikram Nosshi


Woven by Hand, Hamlyn house, ISBN 0 600 03876 9


Egyptian Landscapes, 50 years of tapestry weaving at the Ramses Wissa Wassef Art Centre, Cairo. For more details on how to purchase the book please contact

Mrs. Barbara Heller, email:


Venetia Porter


Iranian Photography, Issa, Rose, 2008


Palestinian Art, Ankori, Gannit, Reaktion Books, London, 2006


Palestinian Art, Boullata, Kamal, Saqi Books, London, 2009


La lettre volee, Palestine, Halawani, Rula, Paris, 2008


Tehran Studio Works: The Art of Khosrow Hassanzadeh, Shatanawi, M, ed., Saqi

Books, London, 2007


Susan Hefuna Pars Pro Toto, Obrist, Hans Ulrich, ed., Kehrer Verlag, Heidelberg, 2008


Edge of Arabia, Hemming, H, ed., London, 2008


Modern Arab art and the formation of Arab aesthetics, Shabout, Nada, Universiy of Florida Press, 2007

Word into Art: Artists of the Modern Middle East, Porter, Venetia, British Museum Company and Dubai Holding 2008

William Wells

Cairo modern art in Holland, curated by Wells, William and van den Ende, Janine; photography, Erik and Petra Hesmerg. Amsterdam: Chios Media BV, 2001. 144pp illus. (chiefly color), portraits, bibl. refs. N5350.C1813 2001 AFA. OCLC 240474337

Contemporary art in Egypt, ed., Said, Hamed; photographs by Kañiƒ, D, Cairo: Ministry of Culture and National Guidance in cooperation with the publishing house "Jugoslavija," 1964. xiii, 120p., 22p. of plates. illus. qN7381.S2X 1964 AFA. OCLC 01057910

Egyptian landscapes: 50 years of tapestry weaving at the Ramses Wissa Wassef Art Centre, Weir, Hilary; Wissa Wassef, Suzanne and Wissa Wassef, Yoanna. Cairo, Egypt: Ramses Wissa Wassef Art Centre, 2006. 64pp illus. (color). NK3088.A1E39 2006 AFA. OCLC 179295604


Politics, discontent and the everyday in Egyptian arts, 1938-1966. Kane, Patrick M, PhD dissertation, State University of New York at Binghamton, 2007. Ann Arbor: UMI Dissertation Service, 2007. xiv, 311 leaves. illus., bibliog. pp289-311, BH221.E3K36 2007a AFA. OCLC 317-60142


Contemporary Egyptian art. Cairo: American Univeristy in Cairo Press, c1995. Karnouk, Liliane, 140pp illus. (color), bibl. refs. N7381.7.K36 1995X AFA. OCLC 32903521


Modern Egyptian art, 1910-2003. Karnouk, Liliane, New revised edition. Cairo: American University Press in Cairo, 2005. xi, 274pp illus. (chiefly color), bibliog. pp251-255, N7381.7.K37 2005 AFA. OCLC 61160735


Modern Egyptian art: the emergence of a national style, Karnouk, Liliane, foreword by Vatikiotis, P J. Cairo: American University in Cairo Press, 1988. 89pp illus. (pt. color), bibl. refs. N7381.K18 1988 AFA. OCLC 19079154


Creative reckonings: the politics of art and culture in contemporary Egypt, Winegar, Jessica, Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2006. xxi, 377pp, 16pp of plates. illus, (pt. color), bibliog. pp355-369 N72.S6W58 2006 AFA. OCLC 70265572


Arabesque: Graphic Design from the Arab World and Persia, Wittner, Ben; Thoma, Sascha and Bourquin, Nicolas