IJIA Volume 4, Number 1 (2015)
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  1. Bozdogan, Sibel. "A Case for Spatial Agency and Social Engagement in the Middle East." pp. 31-36.

Research articles:

  1. Stubblefield, Thomas. Review of Photography’s Orientalism: New Essays on Colonial Representation, by Ali Behdad and Luke Gartlan (eds.) and From a Nation Torn: Decolonizing art and Representation in France, 1945–1962, by Hannah Feldman. pp. 191-195.
  2. Kirchner, Samia Rab. Review of Contemporary Architecture and Urbanism in the Middle East, by Mohammad Al-Asad. pp. 195-197.
  3. Sheehi, Stephen. Review of Cairo to Constantinople: Francis Bedford’s Photographs of the Middle East, by Sophie Gordon. pp. 198-200.
  4. Sharma, Sunil. Review of Eros and Sexuality in Islamic Art, by Francesca Leoni and Mika Natif (eds). pp. 200-202.
  5. Aube, Sandra. Review of Politics, Patronage and the Transmission of Knowledge in 13th–15th Century Tabriz, by Judith pfeiffer (ed). pp. 202-204.

Exhibition reviews:

  1. Leoni, Francesca. Review of ‘Qalam: The Art of Beautiful Writing’, Birmingham Museums and Art Galleries, Birmingham, UK, November 2, 2013–January 26, 2014. pp. 207-209.
  2. Moser, Sarah. Review of ‘How Architects, Experts, Politicians, International Agencies and Citizens Negotiate Modern Planning: Casablanca Chandigarh’, Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montreal, November 26, 2013–April 20, 2014. pp. 209-214.
  3. Çelik, Zeynep. Review of ‘Robertson: Photographer and Engraver in the Ottoman Capital’, Koç University Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations, Istanbul, November 27, 2013–February 20, 2014. pp. 214-217.
  4. Behiery, Valerie. Review of ‘“The Map is not the Territory”: Parallel Paths – Palestinians, Native Americans, Irish’, Levantine Center, Los Angeles, May 15–June 22, 2014. pp. 217-220.

Conference precis:

  1. Rashidi, Seif El. Précis of Announcement of the 2013 Aga Khan Award for Architecture Recipients, Castle of SÃo Jorge, Lisbon, Portugal, September 6, 2013. pp. 223-226.
  2. Bier, Carol and Mesut Balk. Précis of ‘The First International Workshop on Geometric Patterns in Islamic Art’, Istanbul Design Center, Istanbul, Turkey, September 23–29, 2013. pp. 226-230.
  3. Miller, Ashley. Précis of ‘Encounters with Islamic Art: Reception, Revival and Response’, University of Michigan Museum of art, Ann Arbor, MI, February 1, 2014. pp. 230-232.
  4. Patel, Alka.  Précis of ‘Architectural Exchanges in South Asia: Medieval to Contemporary Period’, South Asian Studies Program, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA, April 4, 2014. pp. 233-235.

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