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Orientalism and David Hockney’s Male-positive Imaginative Geographies

Oriental Interiors : Design, Identity, Space

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...Though it was probably never [Edward] Said’s intention, the unfortunate grammatical intersection of the discourse he called Orientalism with the genre of Orientalist painting, or those European paintings of foreign—especially now Middle...

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John Potvin

John Potvin is Associate Professor in the Department of Art History at Concordia University, Canada, where he teaches on the intersections of art, interior design and fashion. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Oriental Interiors : Design, Identity, Space

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book chapter

...Oriental interiors mark highly contested terrains and fraught spaces for the perceptions, conceptions and lived performances of gender and sexuality. The gendering of interior space in the East, differently though it is understood...

“Flights of Unpractical Fancy”: Oriental Spaces at Sea from the Titanic to the Empress of Britain

Oriental Interiors : Design, Identity, Space

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...One important, but overlooked, part of a history of Oriental interiors to date is a consideration of the spaces within the ocean liner. The interior design of these ships makes a unique contribution to this volume on the Oriental...

The Exhibitionary Construction of the “Islamic Interior”

Oriental Interiors : Design, Identity, Space

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book chapter

...A “flying carpet” straight out of the Arabian Nights will soon float over the Louvre’s collection of Islamic art, one of the most spectacular in the world . . .“Islamic art” became the subject of public displays only in the late nineteenth...

At the Edge of Propriety: Rolf de Maré and Nils Dardel at the Hildesborg Estate

John Potvin

John Potvin is Associate Professor in the Department of Art History at Concordia University, Canada, where he teaches on the intersections of art, interior design and fashion. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Oriental Interiors : Design, Identity, Space

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book chapter

...The Hallwyska Museet in central Stockholm stands as a grand and spectacular testament to the rich legacy of one of Sweden’s most illustrious family dynasties. Resplendent and ornate, the family home cum museum in Hamngatan houses interiors...

Paradise in the Parlor: Cozy Corners and Potted Palms in Western Interiors, 1880–1900

Oriental Interiors : Design, Identity, Space

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book chapter

...We may find ourselves surrounded with imagery of tropical luxuriance, while the forms and fragrance of real plants will complete the delusion.In the postcolonial early twenty-first century, much work still needs to be undertaken to fully...

Inside Orientalism: Hybrid Spaces, Imaginary Landscapes and Modern Interior Design

John Potvin

John Potvin is Associate Professor in the Department of Art History at Concordia University, Canada, where he teaches on the intersections of art, interior design and fashion. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Oriental Interiors : Design, Identity, Space

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book chapter

...In his unsettling photographic series Breach from 2009, Irish-born photographer Richard Mosse set out to capture the effects of the US-led invasion of Iraq that began in 2003. At first glance, the direct frankness of Mosse’s photographs...

Introduction

John Potvin

John Potvin is Associate Professor in the Department of Art History at Concordia University, Canada, where he teaches on the intersections of art, interior design and fashion. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Oriental Interiors : Design, Identity, Space

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book chapter

...The problem for the photographer or writer visiting the Middle East, however, was not just to make an accurate picture of the East but to set up the East as a picture.From three-dimensional international world fairs and curated museum...

Introduction

John Potvin

John Potvin is Associate Professor in the Department of Art History at Concordia University, Canada, where he teaches on the intersections of art, interior design and fashion. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Oriental Interiors : Design, Identity, Space

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book chapter

...In her book on Oriental fables and fictions, Ros Ballaster’s central claim is that “narratives move,” trafficked through various networks, patterns and modes of circulation across both time and space (2007). In many ways, these stories...