Art & Patronage: The Middle East is the first attempt to capture the vitality and cultural richness of this new wave of art patronage. Profiling fifty leading collectors and patrons in the region, it goes behind closed doors to take a peek at their collections, and explore the motivation and passion behind their inspiring visions. These are the people shaping the new cultural landscape of the Middle East, Turkey, Iran and North Africa, as well as preserving past glories for future generations.
'Survey of key figures in the field of Middle Eastern art' - Apollo
'Profiles philanthropists and collectors from Saudi to Istanbul, from Iraq to Lebanon, from Egypt to Qatar' - FT
'Profiles more than 100 movers & shakers in the region's art scene' - The Telegraph
Published: 2010 Language: English Format: Hardback, 34 x 25 cm Pages: 320pp Illustrations: With more than 550 photographs Editor: Hossein Amirsadeghi Executive Editor: Maryam Homayoun Eisler Photographer: Ashkan Sahihi Essayists: Layla Diba, Anthony Downey, Hans Ulrich Obrist