Editorial: Spain and Orientalism

Hopkins, Claudia and McSweeney, Anna (2017) Editorial: Spain and Orientalism. Art in Translation, 9 (1). pp. 1-6. ISSN 1756-1310

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This introductory essay introduces the first English-language journal issue dedicated to Spanish Orientalism in art and visual culture in the 19th and 20th centuries. The seven peer-reviewed articles, drawn from a panel at the Association of Art Historians conference in 2016, examine Spain's complex relationship with her Islamic past and with Morocco through art, architecture, photography and material culture. They address a range of topics including patterns of collecting, the reproduction of Islamic art and architecture for private and public spaces, the role of Spain’s Islamic heritage in the construction of a national identity as exemplified in Spanish exhibition pavilions, the intersections between art and colonialism, and the role of Spanish art and visual culture in the wider debates about Orientalism.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Spanish art, Orientalism, colonialism, cultural translation, nineteenth-century art, twentieth-century art, mudéjar, al-Andalus
Schools and Departments: School of History, Art History and Philosophy > Art History
Subjects: N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR > N5300 History
N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR > N5300 History > N6501 Special regions or countries
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture > NA2400 Museums. Exhibitions
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture > NA3320 Architectural decoration
N Fine Arts > ND Painting > ND0049 History > ND0201-1114 Special countries
N Fine Arts > NX Arts in general > NX0420 Exhibitions
Depositing User: Anna McSweeney
Date Deposited: 15 May 2018 08:59
Last Modified: 15 May 2018 08:59
URI: http://srodev.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/75764

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