Exciting news! My forthcoming book The Oud: An Illustrated History is in preparation by the publisher (Interlink Books). Already packed with beautiful pictures, we are considering expanding it to make an extra section dedicated to the visual beauty of the instrument.
If you own one or more beautiful instruments and would like to have them featured, please let us know. We are keen to publish a really diverse array, including ouds from all over the Arab world, North Africa, Armenia, Greece, Turkey and beyond.
We are also interested in photos of beautiful rosettes.
The requirements for submitting your oud for publication will be as follows:
- A high resolution picture of professional quality (such as those above – click to enlarge): proper framing, no background, no light reflection.
- Copyright statement (photographer).
- Owner statement (such as “from the colleciton of [your name], with kind permission”, or “courtesy of the owner” if you wish to remain anonymous).
Please use the “Leave a Reply” form at the bottom of this post to reach out and tell us about your oud(s) and/or rosettes. We look forward to hearing from you!