Turquerie : an eighteenth-century European fantasy (Book, 2014) [WorldCat.org]
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Turquerie : an eighteenth-century European fantasy

Author: Haydn Williams
Publisher: London ; New York : Thames & Hudson, 2014.
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This is the first book ... to identify the key elements of what in our own time has become a popular and collectable area of the fine art and decorative arts: turquerie. With the arrival of Ottoman embassies and their elaborate entourages at the courts of Europe in the early eighteenth century, a fascination with all things Turkish took hold among royalty and aristocracy that lasted until the French Revolution.  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Haydn Williams
ISBN: 9780500252062 0500252068
OCLC Number: 891658439
Language Note: Text in English.
Notes: 291 illustrations.
Description: 239 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 31 cm
Contents: Europe and Constantinople after 1453 --
Connections in the 18th century --
Playing the Turk in Europe --
Reflections of the Ottoman world in European painting --
Tents and other structures --
Evoking the Ottoman world in European interiors --
Conjuring up the Ottoman world in European applied arts --
Continuity and change in the 19th century.
Responsibility: Haydn Williams.


The first book to evoke the fantasy world of turquerie in all its diversity and richness in eighteenth-century Europe.  Read more...


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'Deeply researched and lavishly illustrated, this is a gorgeous book with broad appeal ... a serious and scholarly text' - The World of Interiors 'A fascinating insight into the historical Read more...

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