Inspired by the East: How the Islamic world influenced Western art

William Greenwood and Lucien de Guise

Rs. 4,392.00
Out of stock In stock
Size Guide

SHARE

The West has long had a fascination with the art and culture of the ‘Orient’. Covering a period from the late fifteenth century to the present day, Inspired by the East sheds light on the complex cultural exchange between these civilisations, which has generated a profusion of beautiful objects, perhaps most famously the Orientalist paintings and decorative arts of the nineteenth century.

Published to accompany a major exhibition at the British Museum in London and the Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur, this richly illustrated book offers a new perspective on what the Islamic world has meant to Western artists, designers and thinkers. At the same time, instances of East looking West are explored, as artists in the Middle East and North Africa used and subverted the Orientalist gaze for their own purposes.

This fresh approach includes works of art by well-known Orientalist painters such as Eugène Delacroix, John Frederick Lewis and Ludwig Deutsch, as well as a wide range of decorative art, photography, books and ephemera. A collection of essays approaches the subject from a variety of viewpoints, investigating questions of authenticity, exoticism, intercultural connections and globalisation over five centuries.

Inspired by the East is a contemporary and original examination of the artistic encounters between East and West, revealing how European and North American visual arts were inspired by the Islamic world.

William Greenwood is Curator at the Zayed National Museum, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. He was previously Albukhary Foundation Curator of the Islamic World at the British Museum and co-curator of the exhibition Inspired by the East: how the Islamic world influenced Western art.

Lucien de Guise is an author and co-curator of the exhibition Inspired by the East: how the Islamic world influenced Western art. Having spent many years working in Malaysia as a museum curator and director, he is now Associate Curator of the Isl amic Arts Museum Malaysia, based in London.

Professor Ali Behdad is John Charles Hillis Professor of Literature at the University of California, Los Angeles, USA.

Dr Catherine L. Futter is Director of Cultural Affairs at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri, USA.

Dr Mary Kelly (née Healy) is Lecturer in Contemporary Art History, Theory and Gallery Studies and Director of the MA in Global Gallery Studies at University College Cork, Ireland.

Dr William Kynan-Wilson is Assistant Professor in Medieval and Early Modern History at the University of Aalborg, Denmark.

Briony Llewellyn is an independent art historian specialising in British artists’ depictions of the Near and Middle East.

John M. MacKenzie is an historian and scholar of imperial cultural history, and Professor Emeritus at the University of Lancaster, UK.

Publisher
British Museum Press
ISBN
9780714111933
Binding
Hardback
Page Extent
256
Weight (kg)
1.58
Height (in)
10.63
Width (in)
9.45
Subject
Art , Art Reference, History & Theory
Published Date
31 / 10 / 2019

Trending Now

Best Seller

Marvel Classic Black Light Collectible Poster Portfolio

Marvel Entertainment
Rs. 8,235.00

The Anatomy of Fashion : Why We Dress the Way We Do

Colin McDowell
Rs. 6,583.00
Best Seller

The Indian Vegetarian Cookbook

Pushpesh Pant
Rs. 2,495.00
Best Seller

Louis Vuitton

Pierre Leonforte and Eric Pujalet-Plaa
Rs. 12,078.00
Best Seller

BYWAYS. Photographs by Roger A Deakins

Roger Deakins
Rs. 4,941.00

Paul Smith

Rs. 5,485.00
Best Seller

The Family Meal, Home Cooking with Ferran Adrià

Ferran Adrià 

Rs. 3,289.00
Best Seller

Kengo Kuma: My Life as an Architect in Tokyo

Kengo Kuma
Rs. 1,976.00
Best Seller

Chanel Eternal Instant

Nicholas Foulkes
Rs. 7,137.00
Best Seller

G: Forever Green

Carlos Mota
Rs. 7,686.00
Best Seller

An Unknown Treasure in Rajasthan: The Bundi Wall-Paintings

Milo C. Beach and Hilde Lauwaert
Rs. 2,995.00
Best Seller

The Big Book of Bugs

Yuval Zommer and Barbara Taylor
Rs. 1,195.00
Best Seller

The Big Book of Birds

Yuval Zommer and Barbara Taylor
Rs. 1,195.00
Best Seller

Dior Catwalk: The Complete Collections

Alexander Fury and Adélia Sabatini
Rs. 6,588.00
Best Seller

The Monocle Book of Entrepreneurs: How to run your own business and find a better quality of life

Tyler Brûlé and Andrew Tuck
Rs. 3,843.00
Best Seller

Mind Your Manners

Nicola Edwards, Feronia Parker-Thomas
Rs. 768.00
Best Seller

The Big Book of Blooms

Yuval Zommer
Rs. 1,195.00
Best Seller

Women of the Raj: The Mothers, Wives and Daughters of the British Empire in India

Margaret MacMillan
Rs. 795.00
Best Seller

Chanel Catwalk: The Complete Collections

Patrick Mauriès and Adélia Sabatini
Rs. 6,588.00
Best Seller

The Great Empires of Asia

Jim Masselos and Jonathan Fenby
Rs. 795.00

Recently Viewed Products

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience. Learn more

Ok, got it