NF/NF/VG-(small dings to corners of slipcase and two tiny tears to top/bottom of paper covering slipcase boards) Mediterranean blue satin over boards. Silver lettering. Color-illustrated dj with silver lettering. Housed in matching board slipcase with white lettering. 475 pp. with color plates throughout. 1 archival bw photo. CD-Rom included (still sealed). Heavy (9 pounds/4 kilos) and may require extra postage. Includes a foreword by the collector, Shafik Gabr, and essays by ten Orientalist scholars. Titled essays are Orientalis Images Inspired by Egypt: A Nineteenth-Century Overview; Invasion, Evasion and Immersion: A Century of French Painting in Algeria; and The Oriental Kaleidoscope of Harmony. With a timeline and section of authors' and contributors' biographies, as well as a biography of Shafik Gabr. Gabr began his vast collection of Orientalist art in 1993 which today numbers among the very few to include such a large number of works by Austrian artist, Ludwig Deutsch, as well as some of the finest examples of the greatest masters of Orientalism, Jean-Leon Gerome, Frederick Arthur Bridgman, Gustav Bauernfeind, Jacques Majorell, and others. The Shafik Gabr Collection is rich and varied and illustrates both differences and similarties between American and European visions of the versatile and diverse Orient. A lush catalogue.
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