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Miralls d'Orient (Mirrors of the East)
29 April 2004 to 2 May 2005
of the East focuses
- The legacy of the Moorish
- The garden of the Rising Sun:
- Mirages of Paradíse:
For the Western world, the East embodied the unknown, the other, the enemy even: but it also exerted a strange and irrepressible fascination.
This attraction was at its strongest between the mid-nineteenth century and the beginning of the twentieth, coinciding with the apogee of the colonialist expansion of the European nations. In the West, the taste for Eastern products grew and blossomed. Some Europeans wished merely to show off the spoils of their conquests, but there was a sector of Western culture that was beginning to ask questions about itself and to seek out new forms of identity.
architects and writers also played essential
roles in the expansion of Orientalism which, in fact, was
not a single movement but many, as varied in nature as
the territories that had inspired it: the Islamic
world, Ancient Egypt, Persia, India, China, and Japan.
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