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Description - Images of the Ottoman Empire by Charles Newton

The V&A's collection of images of the vast, sprawling Ottoman empire is unrivalled. Generations of European travellers - explorers, traders and tourists, naval and military personnel, scientists, artists, even political cartoonists - were drawn to these lands, and left records of what they saw there. Their paintings, drawings and prints show a now largely vanished world. Whether bustling depictions of contemporary life in the street, the court and the harem, or elegiac evocations of the ruins of antiquity, the hundred images selected here, by artists from David Roberts and Edward Lear to John Frederick Lewis, bring the Ottoman empire vividly to life.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781851775057
ISBN-10: 1851775056
Format: Hardback
Pages: 128
Imprint: V & A Publications
Publisher: V & A Publishing
Publish Date: 1-Apr-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Charles Newton

Charles Newton has recently retired from the Word and Image Department of the V&A. He has lectured and published on subjects as various as Victorian painting, printmaking, Orientalism, nineteenth-century design, Owen Jones and Christopher Dresser, and the painter John Frederick Lewis.

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