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Amirsadeghi, Hossein

Works: 42 works in 211 publications in 2 languages and 4,322 library holdings
Genres: History  Interviews  Illustrated works  Pictorial works  Art  Exhibition catalogs  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Editor, Author, Photographer, Contributor, Other
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Most widely held works by Hossein Amirsadeghi
The Security of the Persian Gulf( Book )

18 editions published between 1981 and 2011 in English and held by 549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since the revolution in Iran and the downfall of the Shah, the whole political balance of the Persian Gulf has been overturned. The war between Iraq and Iran is the first evidence of destabilization but much more could follow especially if the Soviet Union attempted any direct intervention. With their new found bases on the Iraq/Afghanistan border, the Soviets are only a day's drive from Iran's Gulf ports and the Khuzestan oil fields. Sixty per cent of the non-communist world's oil supply is shipped through the Straits of Hormuz and any threat to this flow would jeopardize world peace. The outcome of the political tug-of-war in Tehran is crucial to the future political map of the Persian Gulf. The collapse of the Khomeini regime will eventually come about but the question is who or what will replace it? Since the Iranian revolution the long-standing Washington-Tehran axis has been broken but neither of the superpowers has been able to create a new power base in Iran or Iraq. If committed Soviet supporters do seize power in the region, the prospects for an East-West confrontation over the Gulf's vital energy resources become much more likely. This book, by international authorities on the region, examines these issues and a range of related problems which compromise the security issue in the Persian Gulf. -- from Book Jacket
Twentieth century Iran( Book )

15 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Security of the Persian Gulf (RLE Iran A) by Hossein Amirsadeghi( )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Persian Gulf, important because of its vast energy resources, emerged into the limelight of geopolitics at the time of the British Labour government's policy of withdrawal from East of Suez in 1968. Before 1968 it had been recognised that the Gulf lay in the legitimate sphere of influence of Britain, while the United States exerted its influence in the two pivotal littoral states of Iran and Saudi Arabia. The Soviets had been gaining influence in Iraq ever since the overthrow of the monarchy in 1958 and the Chinese were also fishing for influence by their support of the Popular Front fo
Art studio America : contemporary artist spaces by Hossein Amirsadeghi( Book )

7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contrasting intimate visits to artists' studios, intended to evoke the particular elements of their own interior landscapes, with explorations of the USA's sweeping landscapes of light and form, which have inspired artists since the Luminists and the landscape specialists of the Hudson River School, 'Art Studio America' provides a privileged look at the dreams, ideas and thoughts of 115 artists who are active today. While the world may know their work well, they have rarely, if ever, allowed their personal landscapes to be traversed in such an intimate manner and against the backdrop, both literal and figurative, of their country's larger environment. Some are immigrants, while others chart their professional journey's through their work amid the vagaries of the American art market. From established figures to up-and-coming artists, 'Art Studio America' provides a privileged glimpse into the workings of one of the world's largest artistic communities
Nordic contemporary : art from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden by Hossein Amirsadeghi( Book )

12 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text presents profiles of nearly 150 Danish, Finnish, Icelandic, Norwegian and Swedish figures and institutions active on the art scene today, including artists, curators, galleries, critics and collectors
Contemporary Art Mexico by Tanya Barson( Book )

8 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Extensively illustrated and based on the most up-to-date research, Contemporary Art Mexico highlights 115 of the most prominent players, including 72 artists and 43 personalities and institutions. Featured artists, who have been selected for their relevance to local practice, their engagement with their peers and their international profiles, include such older-generation figures as Graciela Iturbide and Eduardo Terrazas; influential figures from the 1990s such as Gabriel Orozco, Francis Alÿs, Damián Ortega and Melanie Smith; and such emerging talents as Edgardo Aragón, Iñaki Bonillas, Adriana Lara and Marco Rountree Cruz. Leading galleries, curators, collectors and other key cultural figures are also featured. Critical essays by María Minera, Daniel Garza Usabiaga and Tanya Barson provide a carefully crafted background against which contemporary developments can be both appreciated and understood
New vision : Arab contemporary art in the 21st century( Book )

18 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With over 500 stunning colour illustrations New Vision: Arab Contemporary Art in the 21st Century offers the most comprehensive, scholarly and in-depth survey yet of what is happening at the cutting-edge of art in the Arab world." "In the perpetual quest for the new, the exciting and the innovative, the attention of the global art community has in recent years been more and more focused on the Middle East. Exhibitions and articles have highlighted a remarkable burst of creativity in the region, as Arab countries from Syria to Algeria, Egypt to Lebanon and Palestine to Saudi Arabia have launched some of the most fascinating artists in recent years." "The conceptual playfulness of Hassan Khan, the charged paintings of Jeffar Khaldi, the organic sculptures of Diana Al-Hadid, and the moving photography of Yto Barrada have dazzled audiences with their variety, innovation and thoughtfulness. Until now, however, nobody has captured the vitality of the region s art in a single book." "Five groundbreaking essays offer the best context to date for contemporary Arab art. These are followed by some 90 superbly illustrated profiles of key artists, organizations and galleries. Mixing the well known (such as Mona Hatoum or Susan Hefuna) with the up and coming (for example, Steve Sabella or Mireille Astore). Exclusive interviews with artists and key curators give an unrivalled insight into the aims, ideas and inspirations of this new generation." "Perfect for all scholars, students and lovers of art, as well as all those interested in the broader Arab cultures, this book is set to become the touchstone publication on this increasingly important and exciting subject."--Jacket
Sanctuary : Britain's artists and their studios by Hossein Amirsadeghi( Book )

9 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text gives a rare and privileged insight to the studios and inspirations of 120 of Britain's greatest living artists working today, both in Britain and abroad. The stellar cast of artists encompasses many different ways of thinking about and making art
Korean art : the power of now by Yŏng-na Kim( Book )

9 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Despite its relatively small size, Korea has perhaps the most sophisticated contemporary art scene in Asia. This book is suitable for both those in the know and readers wishing to acquaint themselves with Korea's contemporary scene for the first time
Arabians by Peter Upton( Book )

3 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents over 250 color photographs of Arabian horses, and features essays that explore the origin of the Arabian breed, its distinguishing features and characteristics, and its spread throughout the world
Contemporary art Colombia by Christine Barthe( Book )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Colombia's contemporary art scene remains relatively unknown outside that country. Including ninety profiles of key players and four critical essays, this book captures the renewed dynamism of the Colombian art world. After fifty years of violent civil conflict, in 2002 the Colombian authorities initiated an ambitious peace process with the armed guerrillas. Between 2010 and the start of 2015, the Colombian economy saw the fastest rate of growth in Latin America, and one of the fastest in the world. This buoyant economic climate has benefited the art world, resulting in a proliferation of private and public initiatives over the past decade.Contemporary Art Colombia features key figures, institutions, and spaces in the reemergence of the Colombian art scene
Strategic thought in the nuclear age by Laurence W Martin( Book )

11 editions published between 1979 and 1981 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En international gruppe af kendte eksperter fremsætter deres tanker om den nukleare terrorbalance. Laurence Martin: The Role of Military Force in the Nuclear Age, Louis-Francois Duchêne: The Not so Hidden Hand (Økonomisk og strategisk balance, vækst m.v.), Klaus Knorr: Strategic Intelligence, Problems and Remedies, Robert E. Osgood: The post-War Strategy of Limited War, Before, during and after Vietnam, Henry S. Rowen: The evolution of strategic Nuclear Doctrine, Coral Bell, Crisis Diplomacy ao John Garnett: Disarmament and Arms Control Since 1945
Unleashed : contemporary art from Turkey( Book )

9 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text provides a comprehensive account of the recent storm of activity in Turkey's art scene. An illustrated A-Z of over 90 of the most exciting Turkish contemporary artists, it contains exclusive interviews with some of the biggest names in Turkish art, as well as up-and-coming artists such as Leyla Gediz
Frozen dreams : contemporary art from Russia( Book )

12 editions published in 2011 in English and Thai and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is the first comprehensive survey of contemporary art from Russia. It presents a selection of more than eighty Russian artists working from the 1970's into the early 2000's. It features more than 580 colour illustrations, interviews with collectors, in-depth profiles of artists and three essays by leading scholars
Different sam[upsidedown and backwards letter e]s : new perspectives in contemporary Iranian art by Hamid Keshmirshekan( Book )

8 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exploration of Iranian art and artists over the past 100 years
Contemporary art Brazil by Hossein Amirsadeghi( Book )

9 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brazil is experiencing an exciting blossoming of culture across many areas. 'Contemporary Art Brazil' focuses on 110 of the country's most important practitioners in the realm of the fine arts, including artists, gallerists, heads of institutions, critical thinkers and collectors
Parviz Tanavoli by Parviz Tanavoli( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

London burning : portraits from a creative city by Hossein Amirsadeghi( Book )

4 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

London Burning celebrates Britain’s capital as today’s international headquarters for creativity and innovation. The book features more than 100 new interviews and hundreds of specially commissioned photographs that introduce creative personalities young and old, highbrow and populist, Establishment figures and newbies, set against the variegated scenes they inhabit. Tracing the city’s sparking of change across architecture, cinema, theatre, literature, dance, fashion, media, music, technology, design, and the visual and culinary arts, London Burning also explores the dynamics that have always underpinned the city’s creative scene and the forces behind the city’s unique drive. The book draws on a broad spectrum of people in the public eye and behind the scenes, among them Nicholas Serota, Director of Tate; sculptor Antony Gormley; Alastair Spalding, Chief Executive of Sadler’s Wells; artists Gilbert & George; Alan Yentob, Creative Director of the BBC; director Guy Ritchie; Matthew Slotover, the founder of Frieze Art Fair; groundbreaking chefs Fergus Henderson and Ruthie Rogers; British Vogue Editor Alexandra Shulman; critic Jackie Wullschlager; artist and Reith Lecturer Grayson Perry; conceptual guru Hans Ulrich Obrist and many more. London Burning brings this powerful creative center to life through the eyes of its most influential and innovative denizens.--Thames & Hudson
The Arabian horse : history, mystery and magic by Peter Upton( Book )

9 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Art & patronage : the Middle East( Book )

8 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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New vision : Arab contemporary art in the 21st century
ArabiansUnleashed : contemporary art from TurkeyDifferent sam[upsidedown and backwards letter e]s : new perspectives in contemporary Iranian artThe Arabian horse : history, mystery and magicArt & patronage : the Middle East
Alternative Names
Amīr-Ṣādiqī, Ḥusayn

Amirsadeghi, Hossein

Amīrṣādiqī, Ḥusain 19XX-

Amīrṣādiqī, Ḥusayn

Ṣādiqī, Ḥusayn Amīr

Sādiqī, Ḥusayn Amīr 19XX-

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