New Publication – Making Modernity in the Islamic Mediterranean

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Dear colleagues,

We are pleased to announce the publication of our new volume, Making Modernity in the Islamic Mediterranean, with Indiana University Press.

Table of Contents:

Introduction: Making Modernity in the Islamic Mediterranean, by Margaret S. Graves and Alex Dika Seggerman

Part I: Picturing Knowledge
1. Well-Worn Fashions: Repetition and Authenticity in Late Ottoman Costume Books, by Ünver Rüstem
2. Osman Hamdi and the Long Duration of History, by Gülru Çakmak
3. Picturing Knowledge: Visual Literacy in Nineteenth-Century Arabic Periodicals, by Hala Auji
4. The Muybridge Albums in Istanbul: Photography as Diplomacy in the Ottoman Empire, by Emily Neumeier

Part II: Conceptualizing Craft
5. The Double Bind of Craft Fidelity: Moroccan Ceramics on the Eve of the French Protectorate, by Margaret S. Graves
6. The Manual Crafts and the Challenge of Modernity in Late Nineteenth-Century Damascus, by Marcus Milwright
7. The Turn to Tapestry: Islamic Textiles and Women Artists in Tunis, by Jessica Gerschultz

Part III: Aesthetics of Infrastructure
8. Alabaster and Albumen: Photographs of the Muhammad Ali Mosque and the Making of a Modern Icon, by Alex Dika Seggerman
9. Tents and Trains: Mobilizing Modernity in the Late Ottoman Empire, by Ashley Dimmig
10. Precious Metal: The I-Beam in the Late Ottoman Empire, by Peter Christensen
11. November 1869: The Suez Canal Inauguration, by David J. Roxburgh


282 Pages, 145 color illus., available in paperback, eBook, and hardcover.

To receive a 30% discount enter code SAVE30 at the IUP Website:

Margaret S. Graves
Department of Art History, Indiana University

Alex Dika Seggerman
Department of Arts, Culture and Media, Rutgers University-Newark