Displaying the Orient: Architecture of Islam at Nineteenth-Century World's Fairs

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Gathering architectural pieces from all over the world, the Paris Universal Exposition of 1867 introduced to fairgoers the notion of an imaginary journey, a new tourism "en place". Through this and similar expositions, the world's cultures were imported to European and American cities as artifacts and presented to 19th-century men and women as the world in microcosm, giving a quick and seemingly realistic impression of distant pieces. The author examines the display of Islamic cultures at 19th-century world's fairs, ...

Displaying the Orient: Architecture of Islam at Nineteenth-Century World's Fairs 1992, University of California Press, Berkeley, CA

ISBN-13: 9780520074941

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