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Noble dreams, wicked pleasures : orientalism in America, 1870-1930

Author: Holly Edwards; Brian T Allen; Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute.; Walters Art Gallery (Baltimore, Md.); Mint Museum of Art.; et al
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press in association with the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, ©2000.
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Noble Dreams, Wicked Pleasures explores complex American attitudes toward the Near East--as revealed in collected paintings, interior design, and multiple vernacular forms--at the formative moment of industrialization and the crystallization of a truly mass culture. Published to coincide with the multimedia exhibition that opens at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute and travels to the Walters Art Gallery  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogs
Exhibitions
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Holly Edwards; Brian T Allen; Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute.; Walters Art Gallery (Baltimore, Md.); Mint Museum of Art.; et al
ISBN: 0691050031 9780691050034 069105004X 9780691050041
OCLC Number: 43790636
Notes: Published on the occasion of an exhibition held at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Mass., June 6-Sept. 4, 2000, the Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore, Md., Oct 1-Dec. 10, 2000, and the Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, N.C., Feb. 3-Apr. 23, 2001.
Description: xiii, 242 p. : ill. (some col.), music ; 32 cm.
Contents: Roots and others / Oleg Grabar --
A million and one nights : Orientalism in America, 1870-1930 / Holly Edwards --
"The garments of instruction from the wardrobe of pleasure" : American Orientalist painting in the 1870s and 1880s / Brian T. Allen --
Speaking back to Orientalist discourse at the World's Columbian Exposition / Zeynep Çelik --
The sheik : instabilities of race and gender in transatlantic popular culture of the early 1920s / Steven C. Caton --
Catalogue of the exhibition / Holly Edwards.
Other Titles: Orientalism in America, 1870-1930
Responsibility: Holly Edwards ; with essays by Brian T. Allen ... [et al.].
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