Charlotte Jirousek was an internationally respected scholar of costume history, and a professor, curator and inspiring teacher in the textiles and apparel department at Cornell University
. She completed this book manuscript just before she died in 2014.More Than Oriental Splendor
is her most important work, the result of fifteen years of international research and writing. Editors and peer readers have called the scholarship brilliant and original. It re-examines the history of dress and fashion in the broader context of western relationships with the Ottoman Empire and the Mediterranean world from the dawn of Islam to the twentieth century.
This book will interest scholars of dress studies and material culture, art historians, and social and cultural historians, as well as anyone who studies fashion and cultural history. Indiana University Press
will be publishing it, possibly as soon as the fall of 2017.
However, like most scholarly presses, they cannot afford the price of high quality color printing, professional indexing, and the many fees for reprinting the copyrighted images used in this heavily illustrated book.
We as Charlotte Jirousek's daughters must raise this money by March 2017. The printing will be about $4000, the indexing about $2000 and the permissions are estimated at around $8000. Any funds we raise over this amount will be spent on promoting this book to make sure it reaches the widest possible audience.
We will be extremely grateful for any amount you can give to support the publication of this important and timely work.
For more information about Jirousek and her collections, please visit our website