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Making Modernity in the Islamic Mediterranean (Paperback)

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By Margaret S. Graves (Editor), Alex Dika Seggerman (Editor), Ünver Rüstem (Contribution by)
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The Islamic world's artistic traditions experienced profound transformation in the 19th century as rapidly developing technologies and globalizing markets ushered in drastic changes in technique, style, and content.

Despite the importance and ingenuity of these developments, the 19th century remains a gap in the history of Islamic art. To fill this opening in art historical scholarship, Making Modernity in the Islamic Mediterranean charts transformations in image-making, architecture, and craft production in the Islamic world from Fez to Istanbul. Contributors focus on the shifting methods of production, reproduction, circulation, and exchange artists faced as they worked in fields such as photography, weaving, design, metalwork, ceramics, and even transportation.

Covering a range of media and a wide geographical spread, Making Modernity in the Islamic Mediterranean reveals how 19th-century artists in the Middle East and North Africa reckoned with new tools, materials, and tastes from local perspectives.

About the Author

Margaret S. Graves is Associate Professor of Art History and Adjunct Associate Professor in Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures at Indiana University. She is author of Arts of Allusion: Object, Ornament, and Architecture in Medieval Islam (winner of the 2019 Annual Book Prize, International Center of Medieval Art, and the 2021 Karen Gould Prize, Medieval Academy of America).Alex Dika Seggerman is Assistant Professor of Islamic Art History at Rutgers University-Newark. She held postdoctoral fellowships at Smith College, Hampshire College, and Yale University. She is author of Modernism on the Nile: Art in Egypt between the Islamic and the Contemporary.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780253060341
ISBN-10: 0253060346
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publication Date: April 19th, 2022
Pages: 282
Language: English

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