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Orientalism

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Orientalism refers to the Western perception of primarily Middle Eastern and Asian cultures as the Other and to the representation of those cultures in art, design, and other cultural forms. The Western exoticization of “the Orient...

Moresque

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Moresque refers to a specific type of ornament, as well as to a general style, both derived from Islamic art, specifically that of Muslims who lived in Southern Spain from the eighth century to the later fifteenth century. An alternate term...