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Talinn Grigor on The Return of the Orient oder Rom

24 June 2019

The Return of the Orient oder Rom

Review of:

Orient oder Rom? History and Reception of a Historiographical Myth (1901-1970) edited by Ivan Foletti and Francesco Lovino, Roma: Viella and Masaryk University, 2018, 184 pages,62 b/w illustrations, € 35,00, ISBN: 9788833131047

Talinn Grigor (University of California, Davis) 21/TG1

Abstract: This review traces the expansion of the 1901 Orient oder Rom Debate launched over a century ago by Viennese art historians as an unresolved art historical and historiographical question that has become increasingly more relevant to our interdisciplinary and globalized art historical methods and subjects.

Key words: art historiography, Czechoslovakia, Iran, Orient oder Rom, Orient, Riegl, Rome, Strzygowski

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