Synopses & Reviews
Stretching Thoughts is an explosion of visual narratives presenting the complete works of architect, painter, and sculptor Nadim Karam (b. 1957), who has created large-scale art projects in cities from Beirut, Prague, and London to Melbourne and Nara. Karam spent a decade studying in Japan before returning to his native Beirut to open Atelier Hapsitus, which has become renowned for urban regeneration projects. The book features the artistandrsquo;s personal commentary on the adversity of the Middle East as well as a distinct narrative presenting his paintingsandmdash;published for the first timeandmdash;and offering his musings on life, war, dreams, and the human condition. Engaged in an artistic battle against the causes of chaos and trauma afflicting the region, Karamandrsquo;s work is at once poignant and provocative, but resolutely optimistic.
About the Author
Adriaan Geuze is the founder of West 8, an urban design and landscape architecture firm in Rotterdam.