12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 I am grateful to Alison Grant for information about oriental fans ; see Nancy J. ... design influence of oriental carpets can be found in John Sweetman , The Oriental Obsession : Islamic Inspiration ...

Author: John MacKenzie

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 0719045789


Page: 232

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The Orientalism debate, inspired by the work of Edward Said, has been a major source of cross-disciplinary controversy. This work offers a re-evaluation of this vast literature of Orientalism by a historian of imperalism, giving it a historical perspective

The Psychopolitics of the Oriental FatherThe Psychopolitics of the Oriental Father

Suvin, Darko and Marc Angenot (1979). 'Not Only but Also: Reflections onCognition and Ideology in Science Fiction andSF Criticism',in Science Fiction Studies #18, Vol. 6, Part 2, July 1979. Sweetman, John (1991). The Oriental Obsession ...

Author: B. Somay

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137462664


Page: 243

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With a foreword by Slavoj Žižek, this book explores the Father Function in the East in the process of 'Modernisation', arguing that 'Modernisation' and 'Westernisation' are euphemisms for the advent of capitalism in Asiatic and African societies which lead to fatal transformations of the cultural and political incarnatations of the Oriental Father.

Iron Ornament and Architecture in Victorian Britain Iron Ornament and Architecture in Victorian Britain

105 Sweetman, The Oriental Obsession, 127. 106 On the painting of ornamental cast iron see Matheson, Works in Iron, 278–84. 107 On Bogardus's development of cast iron in building facades see Gayle and Gayle, Cast Iron in America, ...

Author: Paul Dobraszczyk

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351562089


Page: 342

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Vilified by leading architectural modernists and Victorian critics alike, mass-produced architectural ornament in iron has received little sustained study since the 1960s; yet it proliferated in Britain in the half century after the building of the Crystal Palace in 1851 - a time when some architects, engineers, manufacturers, and theorists believed that the fusion of iron and ornament would reconcile art and technology and create a new, modern architectural language. Comprehensively illustrated and richly researched, Iron, Ornament and Architecture in Victorian Britain presents the most sustained study to date of the development of mechanised architectural ornament in iron in nineteenth-century architecture, its reception and theorisation by architects, critics and engineers, and the contexts in which it flourished, including industrial buildings, retail and seaside architecture, railway stations, buildings for export and exhibition, and street furniture. Appealing to architects, conservationists, historians and students of nineteenth-century visual culture and the built environment, this book offers new ways of understanding the notion of modernity in Victorian architecture by questioning and re-evaluating both Victorian and modernist understandings of the ideological split between historicism and functionalism, and ornament and structure.

Fashion and OrientalismFashion and Orientalism

See Sweetman, The Oriental Obsession, 11. Sweetman, The Oriental Obsession, 5. 9. Niels Steensgaard, The Asian Trade Revolution of the Seventeenth Century (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1973), 160–2. Edmund Herzig, 'The Iranian ...

Author: Adam Geczy

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781847885999


Page: 272

View: 378

This fascinating and wide-ranging book reveals the influence that the Orient had, and continues to have, on fashion.

Turquerie and the Politics of Representation 1728 1876 Turquerie and the Politics of Representation 1728 1876

( London , 1983 ) ; John M. Sweetman , The Oriental Obsession : Islamic Inspiration in British and American Art and Architecture 1500–1920 ( Cambridge , 1987 ) ; Stephen Koppelkamm , Der Imaginäre Orient : Exotische Bauten des ...

Author: Nebahat Avcioglu

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 0754664228


Page: 304

View: 434

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 Turquerie and the Politics of Representation 1728 876

(London, 1983); John M. Sweetman, The Oriental Obsession: Islamic Inspiration in British and American Art and Architecture 1500–1920 (Cambridge, 1987); Stephen Koppelkamm, Der Imaginäre Orient: Exotische Bauten des achtzehnten und ...

Author: Nebahat Avcioglu

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351538367


Page: 338

View: 507

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.

India in Art in IrelandIndia in Art in Ireland

25 John Sweetman, The Oriental Obsession: Islamic Inspiration in British and American Art and Architecture 1500–1920 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1987), 119–31. 26 P/37, subfolder I, Villiers Stuart Papers, contains receipts ...

Author: Kathleen James-Chakraborty

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351563017


Page: 170

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India in Art in Ireland is the first book to address how the relationship between these two ends of the British Empire played out in the visual arts. It demonstrates that Irish ambivalence about British imperialism in India complicates the assumption that colonialism precluded identifying with an exotic other. Examining a wide range of media, including manuscript illuminations, paintings, prints, architecture, stained glass, and photography, its authors demonstrate the complex nature of empire in India, compare these empires to British imperialism in Ireland, and explore the contemporary relationship between what are now two independent countries through a consideration of works of art in Irish collections, supplemented by a consideration of Irish architecture and of contemporary Irish visual culture. The collection features essays on Rajput and Mughal miniatures, on a portrait of an Indian woman by the Irish painter Thomas Hickey, on the gate lodge to the Dromana estate in County Waterford, and a consideration of the intellectual context of Harry Clarke's Eve of St. Agnes window. This book should appeal not only to those seeking to learn more about some of Ireland's most cherished works of art, but to all those curious about the complex interplay between empire, anti-colonialism, and the visual arts.

The Oxford History of the British Empire Volume V HistoriographyThe Oxford History of the British Empire Volume V Historiography

In The Oriental Obsession: Islamic Inspiration in British and American Art and Architecture, 1500–1920 (Cambridge, 1988), John Sweetman called Said's 'an interesting if debatable thesis which in the visual arts ... is especially worth ...

Author: Robin Winks

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191647697


Page: 756

View: 957

The Oxford History of the British Empire is a major new assessment of the Empire in the light of recent scholarship and the progressive opening of historical records. From the founding of colonies in North America and the West Indies in the seventeenth century to the reversion of Hong Kong to China at the end of the twentieth, British imperialism was a catalyst for far-reaching change. The Oxford History of the British Empire as a comprehensive study helps us to understand the end of Empire in relation to its beginning, the meaning of British imperialism for the ruled as well as for the rulers, and the significance of the British Empire as a theme in world history. This fifth and final volume shows how opinions have changed dramatically over the generations about the nature, role, and value of imperialism generally, and the British Empire more specifically. The distinguished team of contributors discuss the many and diverse elements which have influenced writings on the Empire: the pressure of current events, access to primary sources, the creation of relevant university chairs, the rise of nationalism in former colonies, decolonization, and the Cold War. They demonstrate how the study of empire has evolved from a narrow focus on constitutional issues to a wide-ranging enquiry about international relations, the uses of power, and impacts and counterimpacts between settler groups and native peoples. The result is a thought-provoking cultural and intellectual inquiry into how we understand the past, and whether this understanding might affect the way we behave in the future.

Nordic OrientalismNordic Orientalism

The positive associations with the empty but delightful form of the Oriental allowed people to view both their past and their future as non - threatening . Orientalism , in a sense , cast a ... John Sweetman , The Oriental Obsession .

Author: Elisabeth Oxfeldt

Publisher: Museum Tusculanum Press

ISBN: 8763501341


Page: 255

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Nordic Orientalism explores the appropriation of Oriental imagery within Danish and Norwegian nineteenth-century nation-building. The project queries Edward Said's binary notion of Orientalism and posits a more complex model describing how European countries on the periphery - Denmark and Norway - imported Oriental imagery from France to position themselves, not against their colonial Other, but in relation to central European nations. Examining Nordic Orientalism across a century in the context of modernization, urbanization and democratization, the study furthermore shows how the Romanticists' naive treatment of the Orient was challenged by increased contact with the "real" Orient.

Harems of the MindHarems of the Mind

42 Bendiner , The Portrayal of the Middle East , 209-10 ; Sweetman , The Oriental Obsession , 135–43 . 43 See especially Sweetman's chapter , " After 1850 : The Design Reformers , " in The Oriental Obsession , 160-210 .

Author: Ruth Bernard Yeazell

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300083890


Page: 314

View: 550

In a nuanced reading of Ingres's Bain turc and other works, Yeazell concludes that for some the appeal of the harem lay in the fantasy of eluding time and death."--BOOK JACKET.

Orientalism s InterlocutorsOrientalism s Interlocutors

... The Oriental Obsession : Islamic Inspiration in British and American Art and Architecture , 1500–1920 ( Cambridge , England : Cambridge University Press , 1988 ) ; Lynne Thornton , The Orientalists : Painter Travellers , 1828–1908 ...

Author: Jill Beaulieu

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822328747


Page: 227

View: 884

DIVA collection of essays that develop ways of doing postcolonial studies in art history./div

The CrusadesThe Crusades

For more information about Wren's interest in Oriental architecture see Sweetman , Oriental Obsession , pp . 53–59 . See also the travel literature owned by Wren in A Catalogue of the Curious and Entire Libraries of that Ingenious ...

Author: State University of New York at Binghamton. Center for Medieval and Early Renaissance Studies. Conference

Publisher: Global Academic Publishing

ISBN: 158684251X


Page: 189

View: 648

Examines the effects of the Crusades from a variety of perspectives.

Beyond DevelopmentalityBeyond Developmentality

The myth of the Oriental obsession with sex is still rephrased in the Western conservationist repudiations of Eastern 'superstitions' leading to biodiversity erosion. A whole range of Western wildlife literature concerned with the ...

Author: Debal Deb

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136571275


Page: 608

View: 287

History tells us that industrial development with all of its pollution, inequity and exploitation is the inevitable destiny of human societies. Yet is this really the case or are we trapped in a prevailing 'develop-mentality' that demands an endless cycle of inputs, outputs, consumption and waste on a finite planet? And is there another, better way for humans and the biosphere? This incisive, epic work turns the dominant industrial development model and its economics upside down and argues for a new way of thinking about the meaning of development and the complexion of our economy. The book traces the origin and development of the concept of development in the economic context, and suggests a way to achieving post-industrial development with zero industrial growth. The book argues that sustainable development is possible only when concerns for biodiversity and human development are put at the centre of the economy and social policy. It both provides a theoretical foundation to sustainability and presents practical instances of sustainable production systems. Coverage is magisterial and includes history, ecology, economics, anthropology, policy analysis, population theory, sociology, the Marxian critique of capitalism, Orientalism, semiotics and sociology of science. These are interwoven in an accessible but challenging way that enables readers to look at development theory, economics, consumerism and environmentalism from a new vantage point. Distinguishing features includes a critique of development from a natural science perspective, a fresh and thorough account of the concept of sustainability both from a theoretical and empirical perspective and the application of an evolutionary biology metaphor to building a socially responsible alternative to the prevailing developmentality. This is the most sweeping coverage of critical issues in economics, environment, development and sustainability available. It is both an empowering and necessary read for students, academics, professionals and activists from across sustainability, development, economics and environmental studies and beyond, and an invaluable repository of information about the critical issues facing humanity as we continue to develop our over-crowded planet.

Beyond DevelopmentalyBeyond Developmentaly

The myth of the Oriental obsession with sex is still rephrased in the Western conservationist repudiations of Eastern 'superstitions' leading to biodiversity erosion. A whole range of Western wildlife literature concerned with the ...


Publisher: Ahmad Sholihan




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Turks Repertories and the Early Modern English StageTurks Repertories and the Early Modern English Stage

The Oriental Obsession: Islamic Inspiration in British and American Art and Architecture 1500–1920. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1987. Syme, Holger Schott. 'Unediting the Margin: Jonson, Marston, and the Theatrical Page.

Author: Mark Hutchings

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137462633


Page: 254

View: 576

This book considers the relationship between the vogue for putting the Ottoman Empire on the English stage and the repertory system that underpinned London playmaking. The sheer visibility of 'the Turk' in plays staged between 1567 and 1642 has tended to be interpreted as registering English attitudes to Islam, as articulating popular perceptions of Anglo-Ottoman relations, and as part of a broader interest in the wider world brought home by travellers, writers, adventurers, merchants, and diplomats. Such reports furnished playwrights with raw material which, fashioned into drama, established ‘the Turk’ as a fixture in the playhouse. But it was the demand for plays to replenish company repertories to attract London audiences that underpinned playmaking in this period. Thus this remarkable fascination for the Ottoman Empire is best understood as a product of theatre economics and the repertory system, rather than taken directly as a measure of cultural and historical engagement.

Understanding Islam at European MuseumsUnderstanding Islam at European Museums

called his book on this subject The Oriental Obsession: an obsession, or pure fixation, which culminated precisely at this time (Sweetman 1987). Examples of good design encouraged craftsmen and industrialists to aesthetically think ...

Author: Magnus Berg

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108896177



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Exhibitions of Islamic artefacts in European museums have since 1989 been surrounded by a growing rhetoric of cultural tolerance, in response to the dissemination of images of Islam as misogynist, homophobic and violent. This has produced a new public context for exhibitions of Islam and has led to major recent investments in new galleries for Islamic artefacts, often with financial support from the Gulf and Saudi Arabia. This Element addresses contemporary framings of Islam in European museums, focusing on how museums in Germany and the UK with collections of Islamic heritage realise the ICOM (International Council of Museums) definition of museums as institutions in the service of society. The authors find that far too often the knowledge of Islamic cultural heritage is disconnected from contemporary developments in museum transformations, as well as from the geopolitical contexts they are a response to.

Consumers ImperiumConsumers Imperium

120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 1884): 140; “Oriental Carpets, Rugs, and Embroideries,” DF 19(Jan. ... 1896): 171–72; DF 16 (July 1890): 131; Sato and Watanabe, Japan and Britain; Sweetman, The Oriental Obsession, 192–97; ...

Author: Kristin L. Hoganson

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 0807888885


Page: 416

View: 635

Histories of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era tend to characterize the United States as an expansionist nation bent on Americanizing the world without being transformed itself. In Consumers' Imperium, Kristin Hoganson reveals the other half of the story, demonstrating that the years between the Civil War and World War I were marked by heightened consumption of imports and strenuous efforts to appear cosmopolitan. Hoganson finds evidence of international connections in quintessentially domestic places--American households. She shows that well-to-do white women in this era expressed intense interest in other cultures through imported household objects, fashion, cooking, entertaining, armchair travel clubs, and the immigrant gifts movement. From curtains to clothing, from around-the-world parties to arts and crafts of the homelands exhibits, Hoganson presents a new perspective on the United States in the world by shifting attention from exports to imports, from production to consumption, and from men to women. She makes it clear that globalization did not just happen beyond America's shores, as a result of American military might and industrial power, but that it happened at home, thanks to imports, immigrants, geographical knowledge, and consumer preferences. Here is an international history that begins at home.