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Veil Veiling, Representation, and Contemporary Art

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ISBN-10: 0262523485

ISBN-13: 9780262523486

Edition: 2003

Authors: David A. Bailey, Gilane Tawadros, New Art Gallery Walsall Staff

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No single item of clothing has had greater influence on Western images of Middle Eastern and North African women than the veil. The fascination of Western writers, artists, and photographers with the veil reflects the voyeuristic nature of our interest in what is strange and "other." Veil, which accompanies an exhibition organized by the Institute of International Visual Arts in London, explores the representation of the veil in contemporary visual arts. Providing a context for the commissioned essays are a number of classical historical texts crossing religions, cultures, genders, and ages -- from Greek myths to articles published in the aftermath of September 11, 2001. Some of the…    
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Book details

List price: $32.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 4/8/2003
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 191
Size: 8.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Foreword
Preface
Introduction
The Discourse of the Veil
Mapping the Illusive
Algeria Unveiled
Acting Out
The Language of the Veil
Visibility, Violence and Voice? Attitudes to Veiling Post-11 September
Poetics and Politics of Veil, Voice and Vision in Iranian Post-revolutionary Cinema
Selected Writings about the Veil
Artists' Biographies
Contributors' Biographies
Acknowledgments