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Political visual culture in the Arab world


Bahnisi, Afif, Al-Fan wal-Qawmiya (Art and Nationalism) (Damascus: Ministry of Culture and National Guidance, 1965)


Bartelt, Dana, Both Sides of Peace: Israeli and Palestinian Political Poster Art (Raleigh, NC: Contemporary Art Museum/University of Washington Press, 1998)


Kamal Boullata, Palestinian Art from 1850 to the Present, Preface by John Berger, Saqi, London, San Francisco, and Beirut, 2009.


Chakhtoura, Maria, La guerre des graffiti, Liban 1975-1978 (Beirut: Dar An-Nahar, 1978)


Douglas, Allen and Fedwa Malti-Douglas, Arab Comic Strips: Politics of an Emerging Mass Culture (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1994)


Gröndhal, Mia. Gaza Graffiti: Messages of Love and Politics (Cairo: American University in Cairo Press, 2009).


L'affiche Palestinienne: Collection Ezzedine Kalak (Paris: Le Sycamore, 1979)


Mikdashi, Hasna Reda and Nabil Ali-Shaath (eds), Falastin fi Tawabe' al-Barid 1865-1981 (Palestine in postage stamps 1865-1981), 2nd edn. (Beirut: Dar al-Fata al-Arabi, 1985)


Rabi'i, Shawkat al-, al-Fan al-Tashkili fi al-Fikr al-Arabi al-Thawri (Art in Arab Revolutionary Thought) (Iraq: Ministry of Culture and Information, Dar el-Rashid, Art Series, 1979)


Saleh,Tala. Marking Beirut: A City Revealed through Its Graffiti (Beirut: Joseph Brakhya, 2009)


Shammout, Ismael. Al-Fann al-tashkili al-filastini. Kuwait: Al-Qabas Press, 1989.


Volk, Lucia. Memorials and Martyrs in Modern Lebanon. Bloomington Indiana University Press, 2010.


Wedeen, Lisa, Ambiguities of Domination: Politics, Rhetoric, and Symbols in Contemporary Syria (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1999)



International political posters and graphics


Ades, Dawn, The 20th-Century Poster: Design of the Avant-Garde (New York: Abbeville Press, 1984)


A'li, Abdulfazl (ed.), The Graphic Art of the Islamic Revolution (Tehran: Art Bureau of the Islamic Media Organization, 1985)


Balaghi, Shiva and Lynn Gumpert (eds), Picturing Iran: Art, Society and Revolution (London: I.B.Tauris, 2002)


Bonnell, Victoria E., Iconography of Power: Soviet Political Posters under Lenin and Stalin (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1997)


Chelkowski, Peter and Hamid Dabashi, Staging a Revolution: The Art of Persuasion in the Islamic Republic of Iran (London: Booth-Clibborn Editions, 1999)


Cushing, Lincoln, ¡Revolución! Cuban Poster Art (San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 2003)


Dickerman, Leah (ed.), Building the Collective: Soviet Graphic Design 1917-1937 (New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 1996)


Evans, Harriet and Stephanie Donald (eds), Picturing Power in the People's Republic of China: Posters of the Cultural Revolution (Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 1999)


Falasca-Zamponi, Simonetta, Fascist Spectacle: The Aesthetics of Power in Mussolini's Italy (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2000)


Frick, Richard (ed.), The Tricontinental Solidarity Poster (Bern: Comedia-Verlag, 2003)


Heller, Steven. Iron Fists: Branding the 20th-century totalitarian state, NY: Phaidon, 2008


Keen, Sam, Faces of the Enemy: Reflections of the Hostile Imagination, 2nd edn. (San Francisco: Harper and Row, 1988)


McQuiston, Liz, Graphic Agitation: Social and Political Graphics since the Sixties (London: Phaidon, 2004)


Martin, Susan (ed.), Decade of Protest: Political Posters from the United States, Vietnam, Cuba 1965-1975 (California: Smart Art Press, 1996)


Powell, Patricia and Shitao Huo, Mao's Graphic Voice: Pictorial Posters from the Cultural Revolution (Wisconsin: Elvehjem Art Center, 1996)


Rhodes, Anthony, Propaganda: The Art of Persuasion, World War II (Chelsea House Publishers, 1976)


Sarhandi, Daoud and Alina Boboc, Evil Doesn't Live Here: Posters from the Bosnian War (London: Laurence King, 2001)


Schnapp, Jeffrey T., Revolutionary Tides: The Art of the Political Poster 1914-1989 (Milan: Skira, 2005)


Timmers, Margaret (ed.), The Power of the Poster (London: V&A Publications, 1998)


Weill, Alain (ed.), Affiches politiques et sociales (Paris: Somogy, 1995)

Wlassikof, Michel and Philippe Delangle, Signes de la collaboration et de la Résistance (Paris: Autrement, 2002)
Off The Wall : Political Posters Of The Lebanese Civil War
By Zeina Maasri

Foreword by Fawwaz Traboulsi

204 pages (including 64 colored)

Visual Culture in the Modern Middle East :Rhetoric of the Image
By Christiane Gruber and Sune Haugbolle (editors)
376 pages, 22 color illus., 79 b&w illus.