Language: English | فارسی

Orient in a Mirror

Author:
Roland Michaud
Published Date:
2003
Format:
Hardcover 256
Dimension:
11.1" x 9.6" x 1.2"
Shipping Weight:
4 pounds
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US$ 75
Afs. 4875
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In their latest volume of Middle Eastern photography, the Michauds use a "mirror" technique to emphasize the continuity of cultural traditions in the Islamic world. On one side of each two-page spread, they place an image taken from an ancient Islamic miniature painting, some of which date back eight centuries. On the other page of the spread, they show a photograph that was taken sometime during the past 50 years. This juxtaposition of ancient and modern is clearly meant to highlight how little the Islamic world has changed in the intervening years—a proposition that may irritate readers who disagree with such Orientalist ideas.

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