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Virtual Launch: Special Triple Issue of Art in Translation (vol. 13, no. 1-3)

Updated: Jul 23, 2022

Ottoman Architecture at the 1873 Vienna World's Fair

Figure F Léon Parvillée, “Yechil-Turbey Tombeau du Sultan Mohammed 1er. Vue Perspective,” Plate 29, Architecture et décoration turques au XVe siècle, (Paris: A. Morel, 1874).

Wednesday 13 April, 5.30am AEST

Art in Translation is delighted to announce the publication of a special triple issue on Ottoman Architecture, guest edited jointly by Mary Roberts (University of Sydney) and Samuel Williams (Max Planck Institute, Halle).

The triple issue includes an introductory article by Mary Roberts and Samuel Williams, “Introduction: A Monumental Book: Ottoman Architecture at the 1873 Vienna World’s Fair” and translation into English by Gay McAuley (Royal Holloway) of the French text Ottoman Architecture (Constantinople, 1873), produced for the 1873 Vienna World Fair and written by Victor Marie de Launay and others. The special issue includes this history of Ottoman architecture that has essays on eight individual monuments, a technical dossier, a theory of Ottoman ornament and 190 illustrated plates.

Please join us in celebrating the publication of this mammoth issue, which will surely be of interest to historians of art, design and architecture as well as historians of the Middle East. The launch will feature contributions by Ahmet Ersoy (Boğaziçi University), Zeynep Çelik (Columbia University), Margaret Graves (Indiana University) and Erin Hyde Nolan (Tufts University and Maine College of Art and Design).

Please register here to attend the virtual launch. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the launch.

To celebrate the publication of this special issue, until the end of May the whole triple issue will be available for download free of charge here.

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