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BOOK: "THE IMAGE DEBATE"
WITH A CONTRIBUTION
BY ROSE ISSA



The Image Debate
 is a collection of thirteen essays that examine the controversy surrounding the use of images in Islamic and other religious cultures and seek to redress some of the misunderstandings that have arisen. Written by leading academics from the United States, Australia, Turkey, Israel and the United Kingdom, the book opens with an introduction by the editor Christiane Gruber, who sets the subject in context with a detailed examination of the debates over idols and the production of figural images in Islamic traditions.

Christiane Gruber is Professor of Islamic Art at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Her primary fields of research include Islamic book art, figural painting and depictions of the Prophet Muhammad. She has authored three books and has edited a dozen volumes on Islamic arts and material culture. 

Contributors: Shiva Balaghi, James Bennett, Robert DeCaroli, Christiane Gruber, Steven Fine, Finbarr Barry Flood, Rose Issa, Mika Natif, Oya Pancaroglu, Allen F. Roberts, Mary Nooter Roberts, Yousuf Saeed, Michael Shenkar, Alicia Walker.

Rose Issa – Figures of Protest in Contemporary Arab and Iranian Art
In her essay, Rose Issa addresses how the controversial term `Islamic' relates to contemporary art, how artists manage to create work in countries in constant turmoil and to what extent such works reflect their conceptual, aesthetic, and socio-political concerns. 

THE IMAGE DEBATE - BOOK LAUNCH: FRIDAY 21 JUNE 2019, 7 PM
ALUMNI LECTURE THEATRE, SENATE HOUSE, SOAS, LONDON WC1H 0XG
TICKETS FREE BUT BOOKING ESSENTIAL VIA: gingko@gingkolibrary.com
MORE INFO ON BOOK HERE


Professor Christiane Gruberwill give a lecture on a number of paintings of the Prophet Muhammad produced in Persian and Turkish lands from about 1300 to 1600 CE.

Books will be available for sale at the launch. This event is organised by Gingko in association with the London Middle East Institute, SOAS.


 

       
     
     
     
 
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