Show Less
Restricted access

The Myth of the Orient

Architecture and Ornament in the Age of Orientalism

Edited By Francine Giese and Ariane Varela Braga

This volume commemorates the 160th anniversary of the Selamlik of Oberhofen Castle near Thun – one of the most significant Swiss Orientalist interiors, designed by the Bernese architect Theodor Zeerleder (1820–1868) – by presenting the latest research on the spectacular smoking room inspired by the luxurious reception halls in Cairo, which Zeerleder discovered during his travels to the East. At the same time, this collection of essays explores the significance of the famous city on the Nile as a privileged model for 19th-century architecture and ornamentation, bringing together papers by Mercedes Volait (Paris), Romain Siegenfuhr (Paris), Richard Parisot (Besançon), Elke Pflugradt-Abdel Aziz (Düsseldorf), Tarek Ibrahim (Berlin), Vincenza Garofalo (Palermo), Andrea Lermer (München), Rémi Labrusse (Paris), Ariane Varela Braga (Zürich), Leïla el-Wakil (Genève), Francine Giese (Zürich) and Annette Loeffel (Bern).

Show Summary Details
Restricted access

Abstracts and Biographies

Extract



MERCEDES VOLAIT

Laboratoire InVisu (INHA/CNRS) Paris

Mercedes Volait is CNRS Research professor at the INHA (Institut national d’histoire de l’art, Paris) and specializes in the study of antiquarianism and architectural orientalism in modern Egypt. She recently authored Fous du Caire: Excentriques, architectes et amateurs d’art en Egypte (1867-1914) (2009), and edited Le Caire dessiné et photographié au XIXe siècle (2013).

Picturing and reviving Cairene interiors throughout the 19th century

You are not authenticated to view the full text of this chapter or article.

This site requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books or journals.

Do you have any questions? Contact us.

Or login to access all content.