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Exotic : a fetish for the foreign

Author
Sund, Judy, author.
Title
Exotic : a fetish for the foreign / Judy Sund.
Format
Book
Published
London : Phaidon Press Limited, 2019.
Description
271 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-261) and index.
Contents
  • Introduction
  • 1. Earliest exotics
  • 2. Exotic easts, from Rome to romanesque
  • 3. Self-styled exotic : constructing Venice
  • 4. From three to four : the invention of America
  • 5. Elusive emporia : the Indies' siren call
  • 6. Fantastic fripperies : Chinoiserie's heyday
  • 7. Turbaned terror : Turks on the move
  • 8. Retreat to the Seraglio : putting the Turk in his place
  • 9. Savages, noble & otherwise
  • 10. Savages, novel & nubile
  • 11. Antiquity as novelty : Egyptomania
  • 12. Exotics everywhere : 19th & 20th century proliferation
  • Further reading
  • Index.
Summary
Exotic explores our obsession with the lure of distant lands and their promise of the weird and wonderful, the beautiful and grotesque. Through a host of evocative images, this book shows how the absorption of 'the foreign,' through arts, design, architecture, and other cultural elements, has consistently enriched Western society, contributing to it cultural dynamism and artistic energy. Exotic's focus is especially relevant to the modern globalised world in which our engagement with cultures and traditions from around the globe is easier--and potentially more fraught--than ever before.
Subject headings
Art and society--Western countries--Foreign influences.
Art--Foreign influences.
Exoticism in art.
ISBN
9780714876375 (hardback)
0714876372 (hardback)

Holdings

Library
Blmgtn - Herman B Wells Library
Call Number
N72.S6 S86 2019
Location
Checked out Due: 09-19-2020
Library
Columbus - University Library of Columbus
Call Number
N72.S6 S86 2019
Location
Columbus Library - New Book Area
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