Expanding Islamic Art Historiography:

The 1873 Vienna World’s Fair

While research on Islamic art became a scholarly field in the twentieth century, it built on studies and perspectives of the nineteenth century. This period saw an intellectual, documentary, artistic, and commercial exploration of ‘Oriental’ art, and this encounter was accompanied by the rise of academic art history and the museum, and of art reform movements and historicist styles. The 1873 Vienna World’s Fair is a particularly suitable trajectory for expanding Islamic art historiography into this period.

 

Conférence de Mercedes Volait (InVisu)
Friday 19 novembre 2021
11.30–13.00 Exhibiting and Categorizing Islamic Art in
the Fair

Spolia in se at the Fair, 1867-1889: A Channel for Islamic Reuse in Nineteenth-Century Architecture and Furniture?