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FROM SURREALISM TO ORIENTALISM The Influence of Arabia on the Work of an  Artist
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FROM SURREALISM TO ORIENTALISM The Influence of Arabia on the Work of an Artist

By Bouchard, Philip

London: M & M Arts. Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket. 1985. First Edition. Hardcover. 0951027603 . HC/DJ - near fine/VG. Text in English and Arabic. Pages clean and intact other than a few small spots inside rear cover (appears to be small coffee stains). Hardcover otherwise excellent, light age tanning to page edges. Jacket has light edgewear and one or two tiny tears, moderate scuffing / light scratches to front and rear. "....upon arriving in Arabia early in 1979 came the reality of the vast, almost 'Surreal' landscapes of the desert and more especially the light. It is quite different to that of Europe (Northern Europe in particular) and for an artist was - and indeed still is! - something quite impossible to ignore..." From Author's Preface. [755] ; 4to 11" - 13" tall .

$34.95

ISLAMIC TILES
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ISLAMIC TILES

By Porter, Venetia

Interlink Publishing Group. Very Good. 1995. First Edition. Softcover. 1566561914 . Ex-library book but still in quite good condition - sturdy laminated cover & usual ex-lib type markings. Cover has light edge & corner wear, light soiling/spotting to outer edge of pages. Interior pages are tight and clean, light age tanning to page edges. Colour & b/w illustrations. Ceramic tiles have been produced for over a thousand years in the heartlands of the Islamic world, used to decorate mosques, shrines and palaces. This book covers the various techniques of the craftsmen, and then traces the development of tilework, beginning with pre-Islamic tradition. Illustrations are drawn primarily from the extensive collections of the British Museum & supplemented by other examples... [405-osl]; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 128 pages .

$9.50

WAR WITHOUT END Israelis, Palestinians, and the Struggle for a Promised  Land
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WAR WITHOUT END Israelis, Palestinians, and the Struggle for a Promised Land

By La Guardia, Anton

Thomas Dunne Books. Fine. 2003. First Edition. Softcover. 031231633X . Excellent condition, clean and unmarked, light corner wear, a little scuffing. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Review: " British journalist Anton La Guardia, diplomatic editor for the Daily Telegraph and for eight years its Middle East correspondent, offers an informed and objective history of the Middle East battles in War Without End: Israelis, Palestinians, and the Struggle for a Promised Land. Tracing the Zionist movement back to its 19th-century roots, as well as the birth of national identity of the Palestinians among whom the Zionists settled, La Guardia offers general readers a balanced background to what many fear may well be a war without end. " [545] .

$8.55

LIFE, DEATH AND THE LIFE AFTER

By Sakr, Ahmad H.

IL: Foundation for Islamic Knowledge. Good+. 1992. First Edition. Softcover. 0911119450 . Ex-library book with sturdylaminated cover & usual type markings. Light edgewear, bumping to upper spine, light soiling. Pages are clean & unmarked. Book was not bound well & some pages are uneven at the top, none are loose however. 204 pages. English & Arabic text. Contents: Forms of Life, Why to Live, Life on this Planet, Methods of Reproduction, Sex Determination, Death, Why to Die, The Soul, Life in Grave, End of Life, Precursors to the day of Assembly and several others. (*shipping will be reduced to some locations) [osl] ; 8vo .

$8.55

ON BEING A MUSLIM Finding a Religious Path in the World Today
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ON BEING A MUSLIM Finding a Religious Path in the World Today

By Esack, Farid

Oxford: Oneworld. Very Good+. 1999. First Edition. Softcover. 1851681469 . Ex-library book, but still in very good condition - sturdy laminated cover and usual ex-lib type of markings. Only light wear overall. Light soiling outer edge of pages, interior clean. "Tackling some of the key issues facing Islam today, this is a controversial, challenging, witty, and passionate account of a Muslim's life in the modern world. " (380not ) ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

$7.50

IRAN AWAKENING From Prison to Peace Prize: One Woman's Struggle At the  Crossroads of History
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IRAN AWAKENING From Prison to Peace Prize: One Woman's Struggle At the Crossroads of History

By Ebadi, Shirin

Alfred A. Knopf Canada. Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 2006. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 0676978029 . HC/DJ - fine/near fine. Very nice condition. Hardcover is clean and unmarked. Jacket has a little edge wrinkling and light scuffing, not clipped. B/w photos. 232 pages. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Description: The moving, inspiring memoir of one of the great women of our times, Shirin Ebadi, winner of the 2003 Nobel Peace Prize and advocate for the oppressed, whose spirit has remained strong in the face of political persecution and despite the challenges she has faced raising a family while pursuing her work. Best known in this country as the lawyer working tirelessly on behalf of Canadian photojournalist, Zara Kazemi – raped, tortured and murdered in Iran – Dr. Ebadi offers us a vivid picture of the struggles of one woman against the system. The book movingly chronicles her childhood in a loving, untraditional family, her upbringing before the Revolution in 1979 that toppled the Shah, her marriage and her religious faith, as well as her life as a mother and lawyer battling an oppressive regime in the courts while bringing up her girls at home. Outspoken, controversial, Shirin Ebadi is one of the most fascinating women today.... (650) .

$14.50