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Informed Choices: Ralph Montagu, 1638–1709

Helen Jacobsen

in Luxury and Power: The Material World of the Stuart Diplomat, 1660-1714

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199693757
eISBN:
9780191731976
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693757.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Cultural History

Ralph Montagu, later first duke of Montagu, served as ambassador to the court of Louis XIV on two occasions and, at a time when French taste was gaining ground across Europe amongst the aristocratic ... More


Gayangos’s Legacy: His Son-in-Law Juan Facundo Riaño (1829–1901) and the Victoria and Albert Museum1

Marjorie Trusted

in Pascual de Gayangos: A Nineteenth-Century Spanish Arabist

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748635474
eISBN:
9780748653140
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635474.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Juan Facundo Riaño, Gayangos's son-in-law, (1829–1901) served as an advisor to the South Kensington Museum (now Victoria and Albert Museum) on Spanish decorative arts. In May 1870, he was appointed ... More


Henry James, Oscar Wilde and Aesthetic Culture

Michele Mendelssohn

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748623853
eISBN:
9780748651634
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623853.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This book, a sustained reading of Henry James's and Oscar Wilde's relationship, reveals why the antagonisms between these authors are symptomatic of the cultural oppositions within Aestheticism ... More


Social Life of Maps in America, 1750-1860

Martin Brückner

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469632605
eISBN:
9781469632612
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469632605.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This book examines the rise of maps as a best-selling media platform wielding unprecedented cultural influence in America between 1750 and 1860. During this period, maps became affordable for first ... More


Arts of Allusion: Object, Ornament, and Architecture in Medieval Islam

Margaret S. Graves

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780190695910
eISBN:
9780190695941
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190695910.001.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

The art of the object reached unparalleled heights in the medieval Islamic world, yet the deep intellectual dimensions of ceramics, metalwares, and other plastic arts in this milieu have not always ... More


My Objects All Sublime: Racial Performance and Commodity Culture

Josephine Lee

in The Japan of Pure Invention: Gilbert and Sullivan's The Mikado

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816665792
eISBN:
9781452946474
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816665792.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Drama

This chapter shows how The Mikado is an example of what is often called japonaiserie, a term that signals, unlike the alternative term Japonisme, a certain irreverence, whimsy, and lack of ... More


Baroque between the Wars: Alternative Style in the Arts, 1918-1939

Jane Stevenson

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780198808770
eISBN:
9780191846472
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198808770.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This book re-examines the arts in the 1920s and 1930s, arguing that rather than being dominated by modernism, the period saw a dialogue between modern baroque—eclectic, playful, and open to influence ... More


Consuming Holograms

Sean F. Johnston

in Holograms: A Cultural History

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780198712763
eISBN:
9780191781131
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198712763.003.0010
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

While audiences evolved, organizations were trying to turn holograms into a business. Entrepreneurs and customers alike were captivated by holograms, but companies sought to develop new and ... More


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