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Exotic Switzerland?Looking Outward in the Age of Enlightenment

 - Exotic Switzerland?
A collection of contributions from art history, history, literature, gender studies and ethnology to rethink the Enlightenment in Switzerland.
During the 17th and 18th centuries, foreign material culture was introduced into France and Switzerland and integrated into European interiors and decorative arts. Scholars have emphasized this era's emerging taste for the exotic in order to explain the unprecedented craze for lacquer, porcelain, and textiles that imitated non-Western techniques and iconography. Yet what constituted the exotic during the age of Enlightenment? How was the place of foreign material culture negotiated? And how did it impact European identities?
Exotic Switzerland? moves from questions about the nature of exoticism to explore exoticism in practice. The physical relocation of material fragments in European interiors is the core of this volume. Finally, the contributors also explore the rise of disciplines such as anthropology and ethnology through collection, publication, and print culture.
Edited by Noémie Étienne, Claire Brizon, Chonja Lee, Étienne Wismer.

Texts by Noémie Étienne, Patricia Purtschert, Meredith Martin, Bernhard C. Schär, Claire Brizon, Dominique Poulot, Lionel Pernet & Julia Genechesi, Sara Petrella, Claudia Rütsche, Chonja Lee, Étienne Wismer, Ariane Devanthéry, Simona Boscani Leoni, Alban Bensa, Nadia Radwan...
published in September 2020
English edition
17 x 26 cm (softcover)
366 pages (100 color ill.)
ISBN : 978-3-0358-0227-6
EAN : 9783035802276
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