Edges of Empire: Orientalism and Visual Culture
April 2008, Wiley-Blackwell
List of Illustrations.
Notes on Contributors.
Introduction: Visualising Culture across the Edges of Empire.
(Mary Roberts and Jocelyn Hackforth-Jones).
1. Commemorating the Empire: From Algiers to Damascus.
2. Out of the Earth, Egypt's Statue of Liberty?.
(Darcy Grimaldo Grigsby).
3. Cultural Crossings: Sartorial Adventures, Satiric Narratives and the Question of Indigenous Agency in Nineteenth-Century Europe and the Near East. (Mary Roberts).
4. "Oriental" Femininity as Cultural Commodity: Authorship, Authority and Authenticity. (Reina Lewis).
5. The Sweet Waters of Asia: Representing Difference/Differencing Representation in Nineteenth-Century Istanbul. (Frederick N. Bohrer).
6. The Work of Translation: Turkish Modernism and the "Generation of 1914". (Alastair Wright).
7. Stolen or Shared: Ancient Egypt at the Petrie Museum.
8. Andalusia in the Time of the Moors: Regret and Colonial Presence in Paris, 1900. (Roger Benjamin).
Bibliography (Hannah Williams).
Mary Roberts is the John Schaeffer Lecturer in British Art at the University of Sydney. She has co-edited two books: Orientalism’s Interlocutors: Painting, Architecture, Photography (2002) and Refracting Vision: Essays on the Writings of Michael Fried (2000).
- Offers a timely reassessment of the history and legacy of Orientalist art and visual culture
- Covers indigenous art and agency, contemporary practices of collection and display, and a survey of key Orientalist tropes
- Contains original essays on new perspectives for scholars and students of art history, architecture, museum studies and cultural and postcolonial studies
- Highlights contested identities and new definitions of self through topics such as 19th century monuments to Empire, cultural cross-dressing, performance and display at the international exhibitions, and contemporary museological practice.