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Foreword * 1. Europe and Constantinople after 1453; 2. Connections in the 18th Century; 3. Playing the Turk in Europe; 4. Reflections of the Ottoman World in European Painting; 5. Tents and Other Structures; 6. The Ottoman Influence in European Interiors; 7. The Ottoman Influence in European Applied Arts; 8. Continuity and Change in the 19th Century

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The first book to evoke the fantasy world of turquerie in all its diversity and richness in eighteenth-century Europe.

About the Author

Haydn Williams is a former director and head of the objects of vertu and Russian works of art department at Sotheby's. He is editor of Enamels of the World 1700-2000.


'Deeply researched and lavishly illustrated, this is a gorgeous book with broad appeal ... a serious and scholarly text' - The World of Interiors
'A fascinating insight into the historical background, the political context and the myths and realities of of turquerie ... With its sumptuous illustrations, this book would appeal to anyone interested in Ottoman culture, Orientalism or 18th-century decorative arts' - Cassone
'Haydn Williams' lavishly illustrated volume gathers hundreds of examples that testify to a veritable vogue for 'turquerie', a fantasy no less compelling than the celebrated 'chinoiserie' of the age' - The Art Newspaper
'A veritable - and beautiful - taxonomy ... a fascinating glimpse into an increasingly collectible area of art' - The Art Book
'Smart and beautifully illustrated ... Williams does a masterly job distilling the many sophisticated histories and concepts that must be understood to fully appreciate the origins and manifestations of Turkish trends and tastes in Europe' - Burlington Magazine

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