Book: About Creative Lives
Lebanon with civil strife and upheaval and not a powerful, underlying
artistic current that also demands the world's attention. Lebanese
emigrate abroad to explore their potential; some are born to Lebanese
parentage overseas and develop their own relationship with their
ancestral homeland, and others draw their strength and creativity
from their contact with Lebanese soil. Whatever the case, Creative
Lives explores what it means to be Lebanese or of Lebanese origin
and have Creative Spirit.
The book “brings
together a highly impressive mix of the finest innovators and
practitioners, both fresh faced and well established, in a wide
range of artistic domains including the performing arts, architecture,
painting, sculpture, fiction and creative industries such as fashion,
design, film and the media” explains Roseanne Saad Khalaf.
Their creative lives may be unique, but their art is universal,
and insights drawn from their experiences resonate in any context.
written by Sierra Prasada are “crisp, absorbing, fascinating
and full of telling details” according to Roseanne Saad
Khalaf, and emphasize the personalities’ tireless dedication
to their craft. The writer gracefully connects the reader with
the intimate process of individual artistic paths and explorations
and the reader is left in no doubt that the 31 artists represented
here, are extraordinary individuals whose ambitions are played
out on a world stage.
portrait photos are intimate, honest and timeless studies, revealing
the contradiction between the sensitivity and vulnerability of
the creative spirit, and their ability to function in the challenging
and harsh commercial world. Each portrait, a poised and poignant
testament to an artistic life in progress, lingers with the spectator,
inviting them to discover more.
is a sympathetic and thought-provoking publication, encouraging
us to celebrate Lebanese artistic talent as part of a rich national
cultural heritage, and to look forward to the future with hope.
is delighted to have on board Byblos Bank as sponsor of the book
Creative Lives. Byblos Bank not only actively promotes Lebanon’s
artistic talent, but also is committed to a thriving creative
future with a vision to “inspire a tomorrow as creative
and the Beirut World Book Capital are sponsors for the exhibition
of photos from Creative Lives. For Nalbandian, creativity and
reformation go hand in hand, as they are magnificently revolutionizing
traditional vintage carpets into contemporary works of art, a
testament to their appreciation of innovation.
here to know more About the Contributors
Book Creative Lives by Sierra Prasada, Photography
by Roger Moukarzel
Introduction by Roseanne Saad Khalaf Published by Turning Point.
pp, Hardcover. Size 28.5 cm x 28.5 cm - Capture
Inside the Book
Caracalla / Choreographer
Anachar Basbous / Sculptor
Anissa Helou / Author
Bernard Khoury / Architect
Elie Gharzouzi / Interior Architect
Flavia Codsi / Painter
Georges Chakra / Fashion Designer
Guy Manoukian / Musician
Hany Tamba / Film Director
Hiba Al-Kawas / Musician
Hoda Baroudi / Furniture Designer
Hussein Madi / Painter
Iman Humaydan / Author
Jean-Claude Boulos / Media
Joana Hadjithomas / Film Director
Khaled Mouzanar / Musician
Khalil Joreige / Film Director
Maria Hibri / Furniture Designer
Michel Eléftériadès / Musician
Nabil Dada / Interior Architect
Nabil Gholam / Architect
Nada Debs / Furniture Designer
Nada Ghazal / Jewelry Designer
Nadine Labaki / Actress and Film Director
Philippe Skaff / Media
Rabih Kayrouz / Fashion Designer
Rabih Mroué / Film Director
Roger Moukarzel / Photographer
Sarah Beydoun / Fashion Designer
Sarah Nahouli / Fashion Designer
Zuhair Murad / Fashion Designer
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