Includes bibliographical references (p. -349) and index.
Preface : concerning identity / John Berger -- Introduction -- From religious to secular iconography. Birth of a pictorial language 1850-1948 ; Nicola Saig (1863-1990) : Peregrination between religious and secular painting -- Memory and resistance. Artists re-member Palestine in Beirut ; The world, the self, and the body : pioneering women in Palestinian art ; 'Asim Abu Shaqra (1961-1990) : the artist's eye and the cactus tree ; Cassandra and the photography of the invisible -- Art from the ghetto. Visual expression inside a cultural ghetto ; Facing the forest : Israeli and Palestinian artists ; Border crossing and the making of Palestinian art ; Art under siege -- The evocation of place. The view from no-man's-land ; To measure Jerusalem : explorations of the square.