The Imaginary Orient: Exotic Buildings of the 18th and 19th Centuries in Europe

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In the eighteenth century the idea of the landscape garden spread all over Europe. At the same time the garden became the land of illusion: Chinese pagodas, Egyptian tombs and Turkish mosques, along with Gothic stables and Greek and Roman temples, formed a miniature world in which distance mingled with the past. The keen interest in a fairy-tale Orient was manifested also in architecture. This "Orient", which could hardly be clearly defined geographically, was characterized by Islamic culture. The Islamic styles seemed ...

The Imaginary Orient: Exotic Buildings of the 18th and 19th Centuries in Europe 2013, Edition Axel Menges, Fellbach

ISBN-13: 9783936681772

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