'Turquerie' and the Politics of Representation, 1728-1876

'Turquerie' and the Politics of Representation, 1728-1876

Author: Nebahat Avcioglu

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 0754664228

Category: Architecture

Page: 352

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Devoted explicitly to the examination of Ottoman/Turkish-inspired architecture in Western Europe during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, in this study Nebahat Avcioglu rethinks the question of cultural frontiers not as separations but as a rapport of heterogeneities. Reclaiming turquerie as cross-cultural art from the confines of the inconsequential exoticism it is often reduced to, Avcioglu analyses hitherto neglected constructions, and links them to notions of self-representation and politics.

"Turquerie and the Politics of Representation, 1728?876 "

Author: Nebahat Avcioglu

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351538367

Category: Architecture

Page: 338

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In this first full-length study devoted explicitly to the examination of Ottoman/Turkish-inspired architecture in Western Europe during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, Nebahat Avcioglu rethinks the question of cultural frontiers not as separations but as a rapport of heterogeneities. Reclaiming turquerie as cross-cultural art from the confines of the inconsequential exoticism it is often reduced to, Avcioglu analyses hitherto neglected images, designs and constructions; and links Western interest in the Ottoman Empire to notions of self-representation and national politics. In investigating why and to what effect Europeans turned to the Turk for inspiration, Avcioglu provides a far-reaching cultural reinterpretation of art and architecture in this period. Presented as a series of case studies focusing on three specific building types?kiosks, mosques, and baths?chosen on the basis that each represents the first full-fledged manifestations of their respective genres to be constructed in Western Europe, the study delves into the cultural politics of architectural forms and styles. The author argues that the appropriation of those building types was neither accidental, nor did it merely reflect European domination of another culture. The process was essentially dialectical, and contributed to transculturation in both the West and the East.

Amurath to Amurath

Amurath to Amurath

Author: Gertrude Bell

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108068369

Category: History

Page: 498

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This highly illustrated 1911 account traces an expedition to Mesopotamia, opening up Middle Eastern archaeology, culture and history.