The most recent issue of the International Journal of Fashion Studies, includes a review of Jirousek’s book by Nazlı Alimen of Birmingham City University.
She describes it as “a good introductory reading into the styles of and mutual influences between Ottoman and European dress for an academic and general readership”
Scott Hughes Myerly reviewed Ottoman Dress and Design in the West: A Visual History of Cultural Exchange, by Charlotte Jirousek with Sara Catterall, in the Summer 2019 issue of The Journal of Dress History (page 115).
Pre-order from your local bookstore, or online! Out March 1.
It is not yet ready for preorder, but you can bookmark the Indiana University Press page, with detailed information about the book, and prices for hardcover, paperback, and ebook editions!
There have been many delays with IUP, and a lot of details to sort out, but the latest news is that the book will be published in March 2019!
Please note that the title is now Ottoman Dress and Design in the West: A Visual History of Cultural Exchange. We have a cover, and an introduction, and they are working on the catalog copy!
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