The Rest is Silence PDF ePub eBook

Books Info:

The Rest is Silence free pdf Taking off from the tragic murder in January 1999 of the Pakistani artist Zahoor ul Akhlaq, the book charts the story of this elusive artist. The more the author Roger Connah researched, the more versions of a truth emerged. Known as the 'painter's painter' within Pakistan, Akhlaq appears to have lived a life so public that it became secret, a critical fiction. A permanently picaresque figure, Akhlaq recalls those Sufi scholars from the ninth and tenth century in Asia. Beginning with an interest in calligraphy, Akhlaq searched for a vibrant cultural practice in contemporary Pakistan. As an artist-wayfarer in and out of cities like Karachi, Delhi, Lahore, Toronto, London, Montreal, Bangkok, Kabul, Teheran, Tokyo, Venice, this book begins to recount a life in flux, a life on the move, a life exploring the traditions of Islam and the dancing order of a Muslim mind. The necessity and urgency to negotiate the invasions and seductions of Modernity produce unusual reversals in his art and contemporary narratives about the society and culture.

About Roger Connah

Roger Connah is a writer and researcher based in Ruthin, North Wales. He has lived and worked as a university teacher and visiting professor in Finland, Sweden, India and the US. Since 2001, he has been Visiting Professor at the University of Texas at Arlington, Department of Architecture. In 2003 he was The Brendan Gill Lecturer, Yale University School of Architecture from which he produced the book How Architecture got its Hump. He started Pulp Architecture with John Maruszczak in 2001 at the University of Texas at Arlington. Besides teaching he has produced and designed books, films and exhibitions over three decades in these various countries.

Details Book

Author : Roger Connah
Publisher : OUP Pakistan
Data Published : 06 October 2011
ISBN : 0195474724
EAN : 9780195474725
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 350 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
Rating :

Reviews The Rest is Silence



17 Comments Add a comment




Related eBooks Download


  • Islam and Society in Pakistan free pdfIslam and Society in Pakistan

    There is. of course. a long and important tradition of anthropological scholarship on Islam in Pakistan. Recent international events. moreover. have brought the analysis of Islam's place in Pakistani politics and society to the forefront of global debates about the state of the Muslim world..


  • Pakistan free pdfPakistan

    Contains quirky tales of Pakistani culture. from the porno cinemas in Lahore to catching crabs in Karachi- complete details on excursions by jeep or steam train up the Khyber Pass- critical listings of all the best places to stay- and full information on getting there from China..


  • A Concise History of Pakistan free pdfA Concise History of Pakistan

    This is a comprehensive one-volume history of Pakistan. a country that lies at the centre of the worlds strategic concerns. Being published as Pakistan completes its sixtieth year as a nation state the book covers contemporary crises in the perspective of the subcontinents ancient and medieval history to explain how Muslim nationalism emerged and how the community interacted with the other communities in the region..


  • An Artist's Life free pdfAn Artist's Life

    Eighty-seven-old lifetime artist. Dan Wetta. a career accountant (who lived a distinctly different life through his work) put his dreams and unique vision of the world to canvas and paper throughout his life..


  • Lust for Life free pdfLust for Life

    No artist has been more ruthlessly driven by his creative urge. nor more isolated by it from most ordinary sources of human happiness. than Vincent Van Gogh. A painter of genius. his life was an incessant struggle against poverty..


  • The Rest is Silence free pdfThe Rest is Silence

    Download Books Free Online. Taking off from the tragic murder in January 1999 of the Pakistani artist Zahoor ul Akhlaq, the book charts the story of this elusive artist. The more the author Roger Conn