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Orientalism: Visions of the East in Western Dress

Orientalism: Visions of the East in Western Dress

Martin, Richard, and Harold Koda
96 pages
85 illustrations
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Director's Foreword


Chapter One: China

Chapter Two: India

Chapter Three: Near East and Middle East

Chapter Four: Japan

Chapter Five: Southeast Asia


Met Art in Publication

Evening jacket, House of Lanvin  French, silk, metallic thread, fur, French
House of Lanvin
Decoration for a Masked Ball at Versailles, on the Occasion of the Marriage of Louis, Dauphin of France, and Maria Theresa, Infanta of Spain (Bal masqué donné par le roi, dans la grande galerie de Versailles, pour le mariage de Dauphin, 1745), Charles Nicolas Cochin I  French, Etching with engraving
Charles Nicolas Cochin I
1764, reprinted ca. 1860
Dress, silk, metal thread, French
Robe à la française, silk, French
"Ko.I.Noor", House of Lanvin  French, silk, metal<br/>b) silk, metal, French
House of Lanvin
spring/summer 1927
Cape, silk, gilt thread, French
second half 16th century
Dress, silk, British
ca. 1850
Robe à l'anglaise, silk, French
ca. 1780
Robe à la Polonaise, silk, American
Dress, Jeanne Hallée  French, silk, French
Jeanne Hallée
Evening dress, Callot Soeurs  French, silk, French
Callot Soeurs
Evening dress, Callot Soeurs  French, silk, French
Callot Soeurs
Evening coat, Premet  French, silk, French
Evening ensemble, Maisons Agnès-Drecoll  French, a) wool<br/>b) silk<br/>c) coral, silver, rhinestones, French
Maisons Agnès-Drecoll
ca. 1932
Evening dress, cotton, metallic thread, French
ca. 1810
Robe à l'anglaise, cotton, metal, silk, French
Banyan, silk, British
Joseph Sherburne, John Singleton Copley  American, Oil on canvas, American
John Singleton Copley
ca. 1767–70
Madame Jacques-Louis Leblanc (Françoise Poncelle, 1788–1839), Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres  French, Oil on canvas
Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres
Lounge suit, Valerian Stux-Rybar, wool, Italian
Valerian Stux-Rybar
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Martin, Richard, and Harold Koda. 1994a. Orientalism: Visions of the East in Western Dress. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art : Distributed by Harry N. Abrams.