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The Lure of the East: British Orientalist Painting

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With its unprecedented focus on the history of Orientalism in British art, this handsome book places the British within the story of how the genre was established in the 19th century—a story heretofore dominated by the French. Featuring both well-known and rarely seen paintings, together with sketches and photographs, this volume examines the work of British artists who engaged with Middle Eastern themes over three centuries, from the 1620s to the eclipse of the Ottoman Empire in 1922.

 

Included are works by Joshua Reynolds, J. F. Lewis, W. H. Hunt, David Wilkie, John Singer Sargent, William Holman Hunt, J.M.W. Turner, Roger Fenton, Andrew Geddes, and Edward Lear. Many of their images are, or purport to be, the result of direct observation of actual places in the Middle East. The book spotlights numerous topics of timely cultural interest, including the cross-pollination of British and Islamic artistic traditions, as well as Western myths about the Islamic world in relation to artists actual experiences.

 

About the Author

Nicholas Tromans is senior lecturer in art, design and architecture at Kingston University, London. Rana Kabbani is a writer and broadcaster based in Paris. Fatema Mernissi is a lecturer at the Mohammed V University of Rabat, Morocco, and is a research scholar at the University Institute for Scientific Research, in the same city. Christine Riding is curator of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century British art, Tate Britain. Emily Weeks is an independent scholar based in the United States, and a specialist in nineteenth-century Orientalist painting.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780300138986
Author:
Tromans, Nicholas (edt)
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Essay by:
Kabbani, Rana
Essay by:
Mernissi, Fatema
Essay:
Kabbani, Rana
Essay:
Mernissi, Fatema
Editor:
Tromans, Nicholas
Contribution:
Mernissi, Fatema
Author:
Riding, Christine
Author:
Tromans, Nicholas
Author:
Birchall, Heather
Author:
Mernissi, Fatema
Author:
Weeks, Emily M.
Author:
Weeks, Emily
Subject:
European
Subject:
Collections, Catalogs, Exhibitions - General
Subject:
Painting, british
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
Orientalism in art - Great Britain
Subject:
Art-History and Criticism
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20080331
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
11 b/w + 161 color illus.
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
12 x 9 in 3.4 lb

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