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Inspired by the East

How the Islamic World influenced Western Art

British Museum Press

Published by Thames & Hudson
Out of Print

Hardback, 256 pages, first published 2019
Book Description

The accompanying title to the major exhibition from the British Museum in London and the Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur; Inspired by the east: how the Islamic world influenced western art - running 10th October 2019 – 26th January 2020.

The west has long held a fascination with the art and culture of the North Africa and the Middle East. Covering a period from the late fifteenth century to the present day, Inspired by the east sheds a light on the complex cultural exchange between these civilisations.

This richly illustrated book offers a new perspective on how Orientalism has influenced western artists, designers and thinkers.

Inspired by the east is a contemporary and original examination of the artistic encounters between east and west, and contains essays and illustrations covering a broad range of insightful topics on the subject.

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