Category Archives: Orientalism

18 books for 2018

Three Marcels, two Nutters and a Sissi: imaginary lives and lives beyond imagining.

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18 books for 2018

Three Marcels, two Nutters and a Sissi: imaginary lives and lives beyond imagining.

Rose d’amour

Je sens la vie en rose

Dress-down Friday: Oriental Costumes

Illustrations from Max Tilke’s book ‘Oriental Costumes: Their Designs and Colors’, published in 1922

Dress-down Friday: Oriental Costumes

Illustrations from Max Tilke’s book ‘Oriental Costumes: Their Designs and Colors’, published in 1922

Pierre Loti | drawings

The Frenchman’s journeys and preoccupations can be read just as readily in these images as in his books.

Pierre Loti | drawings

The Frenchman’s journeys and preoccupations can be read just as readily in these images as in his books.

Dress-down Friday: Else Lasker-Schüler

Five stages in the sartorial self-actualisation of writer Else Lasker-Schüler as she moves through Germany, Switzerland and Palestine.

Dress-down Friday: Else Lasker-Schüler

Five stages in the sartorial self-actualisation of writer Else Lasker-Schüler as she moves through Germany, Switzerland and Palestine.

Hester’s last ride

“The young missionary took a wrong turn in the dim light…The first thing he saw was a pile of bones with a skull on top, a lighted taper flickering through each eye socket, grinning at him amidst the shadows of plants and trees…”

Hester’s last ride

“The young missionary took a wrong turn in the dim light…The first thing he saw was a pile of bones with a skull on top, a lighted taper flickering through each eye socket, grinning at him amidst the shadows of plants and trees…”

Dress-down Friday: Pierre Loti

“My costume comes straight from Milan, chez Carolo Lorenzi, who makes for all the fashionable acrobats…but the tights are a problem. I don’t know how to get into them. Two clowns come to my help…”

Dress-down Friday: Pierre Loti

“My costume comes straight from Milan, chez Carolo Lorenzi, who makes for all the fashionable acrobats…but the tights are a problem. I don’t know how to get into them. Two clowns come to my help…”

Dress-down Friday: Lady Jane Digby

Even if you knew nothing of their sitter, looking at these two paintings together you would probably assume she was rarely at home to Mr Boring. And you’d be right.

Dress-down Friday: Lady Jane Digby

Even if you knew nothing of their sitter, looking at these two paintings together you would probably assume she was rarely at home to Mr Boring. And you’d be right.