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Author Jirousek, Charlotte, author.

Title Ottoman dress & design in the West : a visual history of cultural exchange / Charlotte A. Jirousek with Sara Catterall.

Publication Info. Bloomington, Indiana : Indiana University Press, [2019]

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Description 1 online resource (xx, 252 pages)
Physical Medium polychrome
Description text file
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Before the Ottoman era, east and west -- The fourteenth and fifteenth centuries : emergence of the Ottomans -- The sixteenth century : reaching for the east -- The seventeenth century : shifting power, emerging modernities -- The eighteenth century : an expanding world -- The nineteenth century : empires bloom and fade -- Postscript : the decline of empire and the rise of globalism.
Summary Ottoman Dress and Design in the West is a richly illustrated exploration of the relationship between West and Near East through the visual culture of dress. Charlotte Jirousek examines the history of dress and fashion in the broader context of western relationships with the Mediterranean world from the dawn of Islam through the end of the twentieth century. The significance of dress is made apparent by the author's careful attention to its political, economic, and cultural context. The reader comes to understand that dress reflects not simply the self and one's relation to community but also that community's relation to a wider world through trade, colonization, religion, and technology. The chapters provide broad historical background on Ottoman influence and European exoticization of that influence, while the captions and illustrations provide detailed studies of illuminations, paintings, and sculptures to show how these influences were absorbed into everyday living. Through the medium of dress, Jirousek details a continually shifting Ottoman frontier that is closely tied to European and American history. In doing so, she explores and celebrates an essential source of influence that for too long has been relegated to the periphery.
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Subject Clothing and dress -- Turkey -- History.
Clothing and dress.
Fashion -- Turkey -- History.
Europe -- Civilization -- Turkish influences.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Added Author Catterall, Sara, author.
Added Title Ottoman dress and design in the West
Other Form: Print version: Jirousek, Charlotte. Ottoman dress and design in the West. Bloomington, Indiana, USA : Indiana University Press, 2019 9780253042156 (DLC) 2018032609
ISBN 9780253042194 (electronic book)
0253042194 (electronic book)
9780253042187 (electronic book)
0253042186 (electronic book)