The Protagonists of the Moorish Revival: Translating Ibero-Islamic Heritage in Eighteenth and Nineteenth-Century Europe

Ed. by Francine Giese and Ariane Varela Braga

Art in Translation, Volume 11, Issue 2 (2019)

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This special issue of Art in Translation coincides with the end of the research project Mudejarismo and Moorish Revival in Europe (2014–2019), which was funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) and based at the University of Zurich. Over the last five years it has maintained intense scientific activity and built up new levels of expertise on the Moorish Revival as a transcultural and transnational phenomenon, a subject that until recently had received little attention.1 One of the key aspects studied within this project was the personal and professional networks of architects, patrons or collectors, involved in the Moorish Revival. By retracing the intertwined activities of important actors of the art and architectural scene in the late eighteenth- and nineteenth centuries, the project aimed to underscore the global dimension of an interconnected artistic manifestation.