Contemporary Art, World Cinema, and Visual Culture: Essays by Hamid Dabashi
Contemporary Art, World Cinema, and Visual Culture: Essaysby Hamid Dabashi is a collection of writings by the acclaimedcultural critic and scholar. A thorough Introduction rigorouslyframes chapters and identifies in Dabashi's writings acomprehensive approach, which forms the criteria for selecting theessays for the volume. The Introduction also teases out of theseessays the overarching theme that holds them together, the mannerthey inform a particularly critical angle in them and the way theycohere. This Introduction dwells on the work of one scholar, publicintellectual and theorist of modern and contemporary arts toextrapolate more universal issues of concern to art criticism ingeneral. These scattered materials and their underlying theoreticaland critical logic are a unique contribution to the field of modernand contemporary arts.