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Turquerie

Turquerie

An Eighteenth-Century European Fantasy

by Haydn Williams
Hardback
Publication Date: 06/10/2014
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Painstakingly researched from many sources, this is the first book to look at the artistic phenomenon known as turquerie. At the end of the 17th century, the long-standing fear of the Turk in Europe was gradually replaced by fascination. Travellers' accounts of the Ottoman lands, translations of works such as One Thousand and One Nights, and the magnificent spectacle of Ottoman ambassadors and their retinues were among the catalysts that inspired the creation of a European fantasy of this world. In this new book, Haydn Williams shows how turquerie manifested itself in the arts across Europe. Its most intense and long-lasting expression was in France, but its reach was broad: from a mosque folly in Kew Gardens to an ivory statuette of a janissary created in Dresden for King Augustus II of Poland and the costumes worn for a carnival celebration in Rome in 1748. Focusing on categories including painting, architecture, interiors and the theatre, Turquerie provides an engaging account of this whimsical European fantasy.
ISBN:
9780500252062
9780500252062
Category:
History of art & design styles: c 1600 to c 1800
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
06-10-2014
Language:
English
Publisher:
Thames & Hudson Ltd
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
240
Dimensions (mm):
295x240x27mm
Weight:
1.72kg

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