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The study of Orientalism in Western art has been dominated by the works of French artists. Here, Tromans (art, design, & architecture, Kingston Univ., London) introduces the genesis and development of Orientalism in British art by examining various themes in Orientalist painting: locating the Orient, Orientalism and reform, and the themes that the artists chose to illustrate. In the first section, various scholars and curators contribute essays on, e.g., the art of John Frederick Lewis, artists overcoming Western fears of Islam, and Orientalist painting today. The second section features essays on travelers and sitters, Orientalism in perspective, harem and home, and Jerusalem. Throughout, the text is buttressed by a plethora of illustrations demonstrating the various themes explored by British artists. The artists have captured a traditional way of life, a world Western influences had not yet entered, that endured under the Ottoman Empire. The dress, the mode of living, and the panorama of Muslims, Jews, and Eastern Christians fill the pages. This volume is beautifully written and wonderfully illustrated. Recommended for public and university libraries.