Der Orient in der Schweiz. Neo-islamische Architektur und Interieurs des 19. und 20. Jahrhunderts / L’Orient en Suisse Architecture et intérieurs néo-islamiques des 19e et 20e siècles

Ed. by Francine Giese, Leïla el-Wakil and Ariane Varela Braga

Berlin/Boston, De Gruyter, Series: Welten des Islams - Worlds of Islam - Mondes de l’Islam 10, 2019

 

This book examines the fascinating and neglected history of Oriental-style architecture in Switzerland. Based largely on unpublished case studies from the 19th and 20th century, the essays examine the reception of Islamic art and architecture in the various Swiss regions. They illustrate the relevance of this artistic phenomenon in Switzerland and in the larger context of Europe as a whole.