Antique Dealing and Creative Reuse in Cairo and Damascus 1850-1890

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Title

Antique Dealing and Creative Reuse in Cairo and Damascus 1850-1890

Subject

History

Description

The commodification of Islamic antiques intensified in the late Ottoman Empire, an age of domestic reform and increased European interference following the Tanzimat (reorganisation) of 1839. Mercedes Volait examines the social life of typical objects moving from Cairo and Damascus to Paris, London, and beyond, uncovers the range of agencies and subjectivities involved in the trade of architectural salvage and historic handicraft, and traces impacts on private interiors, through creative reuse and Revival design, in Egypt, Europe and America. By devoting attention to both local and global engagements with Middle Eastern tangible heritage, the present volume invites to look anew at Orientalism in art and interior design, the canon of Islamic architecture and the translocation of historic works of art. Readership: All interested in tangible heritage in Cairo and Damascus, visual Orientalism (including photography), Islamic art collecting, and anyone concerned with commodification and intercultural contact zones.

Creator

Volait, Mercedes

Source

https://library.oapen.org/bitstream/20.500.12657/49758/1/9789004449886.pdf

Publisher

Brill

Date

2021

Contributor

Baihaqi

Rights

Creative Commons

Format

PDF

Language

English

Type

Textbooks

Files

9789004449886.pdf.jpg

Collection

Citation

Volait, Mercedes, “Antique Dealing and Creative Reuse in Cairo and Damascus 1850-1890,” Open Educational Resource (OER) - USK Library, accessed February 26, 2024, http://uilis.usk.ac.id/oer/items/show/7595.

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