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The Resource Shirin Neshat : facing history, edited by Mellissa Chiu and Melissa Ho

Shirin Neshat : facing history, edited by Mellissa Chiu and Melissa Ho

Label
Shirin Neshat : facing history
Title
Shirin Neshat
Title remainder
facing history
Statement of responsibility
edited by Mellissa Chiu and Melissa Ho
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In her mesmerizing films and photographs, Shirin Neshat (Iranian-American, b. Qazvin, 1957) examines the nuances of power and identity in the Islamic world--particularly in her native country of Iran, where she lived until 1975. This book, the companion volume to the Smithsonian's Hirshhorn Museum exhibition of the same name, presents an array of Neshat's most compelling works, illuminating the points at which cultural and political events have inflected her artistic practice. Included are the "Women of Allah" photographs that catapulted the artist to international acclaim in the 1990s; lyrical video installations, which immerse the viewer in imagery and sound; and the photographic series "The Book of Kings"--including its latest chapter, Our House Is on Fire, created in the aftermath of the recent Egyptian revolutions. Commenting on freedom and loss, Neshat's deeply humanistic art is at once personal, political, and allegorical, and this book is an essential testament to its enduring power"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
709.2
Government publication
federal national government publication
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
N7289.N47
LC item number
A4 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • catalogs
Label
Shirin Neshat : facing history, edited by Mellissa Chiu and Melissa Ho
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 244-247)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgments / Melissa Chiu -- 'Neshat's Iran' / Melissa Ho -- 'Our House Is on Fire' / Steven Henry Madoff -- Interview with the Artist / Melissa Chiu -- Historical survey of women and democracy in Iran / Mahnaz Afkhami
Control code
ocn893890464
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
247 pages
Isbn
9781588345097
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015000955
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)893890464
  • (Sirsi) a1835483
Label
Shirin Neshat : facing history, edited by Mellissa Chiu and Melissa Ho
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 244-247)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgments / Melissa Chiu -- 'Neshat's Iran' / Melissa Ho -- 'Our House Is on Fire' / Steven Henry Madoff -- Interview with the Artist / Melissa Chiu -- Historical survey of women and democracy in Iran / Mahnaz Afkhami
Control code
ocn893890464
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
247 pages
Isbn
9781588345097
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015000955
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)893890464
  • (Sirsi) a1835483

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