Anwar Jalal Shemza /

Layering postwar geometric abstraction with Arabic calligraphic forms, Anwar Jalal Shemza's rich and imaginative body of work is surveyed for the first time in this comprehensive volume.00Born in India in 1928, Shemza attended art school in Lahore, Pakistan, and was soon recognised there as a l...

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Author / Creator:Shimzā, Anvar Jalāl, 1928-1985, artist.
Imprint:London : Ridinghouse 2015.
Description:214 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 30 cm
Language:English
Subject:Shimzā, Anvar Jalāl, -- 1928-1985 -- Exhibitions.
Exhibition catalogs. -- England.
Format: Print Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/10506416
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Other authors / contributors:Dadi, Iftikhar, editor.
Tate Britain (Gallery), host institution.
ISBN:9781909932135
1909932132
Notes:Published on the occasion of BP Display : Anwar Shemza, 12 October 2015 - Autumn 2016, at the Tate Britain.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary:Layering postwar geometric abstraction with Arabic calligraphic forms, Anwar Jalal Shemza's rich and imaginative body of work is surveyed for the first time in this comprehensive volume.00Born in India in 1928, Shemza attended art school in Lahore, Pakistan, and was soon recognised there as a leading artist and literary figure. He then moved to London in the mid 1950s to study at the Slade School of Fine Art, where his art underwent fundamental transformation. His subsequent work in painting, drawing and printmaking rigorously deploys geometric and calligraphic forms to engage with dilemmas of identity, culture and place in the modern and contemporary era.0 0Accompanying over 100 illustrations of works and rare archival material, a text by Iftikhar Dadi provides an overview of his career alongside essays by Shezad Dawood, Rachel Garfield, Courtney Martin and Hammad Nasar that offer perspectives on his work, contemporary reception and influence on a younger generation.