Versions and visions of the Alhambra in the nineteenth-century Ottoman world

McSweeney, Anna (2015) Versions and visions of the Alhambra in the nineteenth-century Ottoman world. West 86th: a Journal of Decorative Arts, Design History, and Material Culture, 22 (1). pp. 44-69. ISSN 2153-5531

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Abstract

The Alhambra as a source of inspiration for Western architects in the nineteenth century is well known and has been thoroughly documented. But “Alhambresque” style was not just an Orientalist exoticism in the West. It was also used in Muslim contexts, where the style was considered suitable for public buildings—the entrance to the former Ministry of Defense building in Istanbul, for example—as well as for royal pavilions and palace interiors. In this article I explore the use of the Alhambresque style in non-western contexts in the nineteenth century, where the term came to mean something more than simply fashionable exoticism.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of History, Art History and Philosophy > Art History
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Depositing User: Anna McSweeney
Date Deposited: 15 May 2018 08:48
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2019 14:34
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/75137

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