The Costume Society is posting a three part series on their blog, titled “A Tale of Three Empires, examining Orientalism, Exoticism and the Cultural Exchange in Western Dress during the 19th Century.” The first post heavily cites Jirousek’s book. Read it here.
More Than Oriental Splendor is still pre-production at Indiana University Press, so it is not likely to be out in 2017 — however, they are excited about it, the pieces are falling into place (including the 196 images) and as we know more it will be posted here!
Thank you to everyone who donated and to the Turkish Cultural Foundation for their grant! The final manuscript has been submitted to Indiana University Press. Sign up on this website to get news about the publication — there should be more soon!
More Than Oriental Splendor: Exchanges in Dress, Design and Culture in the Mediterranean World During the Ottoman Era is Charlotte Jirousek’s most important work, the result of fifteen years of international research and writing. Editors and peer readers have called the scholarship brilliant and original. Indiana University Press will be publishing it, we hope by the fall of 2017.
However, like most scholarly presses, they cannot afford the price of high quality color printing, professional indexing, and the many fees for reprinting the copyrighted images used in this heavily illustrated book. We will be applying for two grants and welcome advice on finding more! But also, if you would like to see this book published, please visit our GoFundMe page and share: http://www.gofundme.com/jirousek