Visions of the East in Western Dress
|Publication Date:||Sep 2013|
| Publisher:||Yale University Press|
| Book Format:||Paperback|
|List Price:||USD $65.00|
| Book Description: |
Orientalism, the historical term used to describe the West's fascination with and assimilation of the ideas and styles of the East, is richly represented in the collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, specifically in the areas of European and American paintings, sculptures, and decorative arts. The Costume Institute's collection of dress is unrivaled in its holdings of Western Orientalist costumes, and this exotic cache has inspired Richard Martin, Curator, and Harold...