Turquerie: An Eighteenth-Century European Fantasy (Hardback)Haydn Williams (author)
Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 1720 g
Dimensions: 295 x 240 x 27 mm
'A fascinating insight into the historical background, the political context and the myths and realities of of turquerie ... With its sumptuous illustrations, this book would appeal to anyone interested in Ottoman culture, Orientalism or 18th-century decorative arts' - Cassone
'Haydn Williams' lavishly illustrated volume gathers hundreds of examples that testify to a veritable vogue for 'turquerie', a fantasy no less compelling than the celebrated 'chinoiserie' of the age' - The Art Newspaper
'A veritable - and beautiful - taxonomy ... a fascinating glimpse into an increasingly collectible area of art' - The Art Book
'Smart and beautifully illustrated ... Williams does a masterly job distilling the many sophisticated histories and concepts that must be understood to fully appreciate the origins and manifestations of Turkish trends and tastes in Europe' - Burlington Magazine
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