For those interested in the nexus between the visual arts and politics, an interesting new publication is being featured in the book review sections of many magazines and newspapers. “Off the Wall” by Zeina Maasri is a compilation of the political posters that graced the bullet-riddled walls of Lebanon during the Civil War and vied for the eyes of the politically affiliated and unaffiliated alike . The book is getting positive reviews both in Western and Middle Eastern media, and is definitely an intriguing take on the study of the war. Many of the posters are available for viewing on the American University of Beirut’s website.
Posted on January 13, 2009 by Blackstar