2.5 Eclecticism & the ‘Exotic’


William Heath, A Pair of Broad Bottoms, 1810

Please Read & Listen – Very difficult subject matter

Chapter 2 Entering darkness: colonial anxieties and the cultural production of Sarah Baartmann, in Robin Mitchell (2021) Vénus Noire: Black Women and Colonial Fantasies in Nineteenth-century France, Women’s Writing,

Fanshawe College: https://search.fanshawelibrary.ca/permalink/01OCLS_FANSH/pkr3fu/alma991004376948007306

Listen to: Dr. Robin Mitchell discussing Sarah Baartman: A Life On Show onBetwixt The Sheets: The History of Sex, Scandal & Society; Kate Lister https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/betwixt-the-sheets-the-history-of-sex-scandal-society/id1612090432?i=1000565454291

Qureshi, Sadiah. “Displaying Sara Baartman, the ‘Hottentot Venus.’” History of Science, vol. 42, no. 2, June 2004, pp. 233–257

Fanshawe College Students: https://search.fanshawelibrary.ca/permalink/01OCLS_FANSH/1sj5l35/cdi_gale_infotracmisc_A124180178

Chapter 15: John Pile, and Judith Gura. History of Interior Design. Wiley, 2014.

Read the following webpage:



John Nash Royal Pavilion, completed 1823


Illustrations of Her Majesty’s Palace at Brighton; formerly the Pavilion published 1838

Please choose 1 or 2 articles below to read:

Yoshimune, ISHIKAWA. “Eastern Craft in Orientalism and Modern Design.” Blucher Design Proceedings. 1.1 (2014): 472-475. Print. Available here: http://pdf.blucher.com.br.s3-sa-east-1.amazonaws.com/designproceedings/icdhs/icdhs-091.pdf

“Brighton Pavilion: The Making of a Pleasure Palace.” Royal Collection Trust, https://www.rct.uk/collection/themes/trails/brighton-pavilion-the-making-of-a-pleasure-palace.

Universal Exposition of 1889, Paris in Çelik, Zeynep. Displaying the Orient: Architecture of Islam at Nineteenth-Century World’s Fairs. Berkeley:  University of California Press,  c1992 1992. http://ark.cdlib.org/ark:/13030/ft8x0nb62g/ https://publishing.cdlib.org/ucpressebooks/view?docId=ft8x0nb62g&chunk.id=d0e1592&toc.id=d0e1234&brand=ucpress

Gilles Teulié« Orientalism and the British Picture Postcard Industry: Popularizing the Empire in Victorian and Edwardian Homes »Cahiers victoriens et édouardiens [En ligne], 89 Spring | 2019, mis en ligne le 01 juin 2019, consulté le 19 juillet 2022URL : http://journals.openedition.org/cve/5178 ; DOI : https://doi.org/10.4000/cve.5178



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