Egyptian revival architecture--Downtown Presbyterian Church, Nashville, TN, 1851, designed by William Strickland
Dave Brubeck, Quartet Rondo à la Turk, performed on the TV show 'The Lively Ones' on July 25, 1962 (flying on a magic carpet over an LA freeway)
Mozart's Rondo Alla Turca (Turkish March), third movement of Piano Sonata No. 11 in A major--performed by Lang Lang with the The Vienna Philharmonic, 2014
18th-c. French East India Company kimono-style man's dressing gown, fabric from the Coromandel Coast, India, made for the Dutch market
Man's dressing gown, first half 18th century, painted and dyed cotton, fabric from the Coromandel Coast, India, and made for the Dutch market. From palaisgalliera.paris.fr.
Description from the Musée Galliera website, written by Pascale Gorguet-Ballesteros:
"Increasingly popular in the second half of the 17th century, cotton dressing gowns were known in France as indiennes, a reference to the Indian provenance of the painted and dyed fabrics imported by the French East India Company.
This kimono-style dressing gown testifies to the role played by Holland in the European craze for this kind of garment. Holland was the only country allowed to trade with Japan and the Shoguns customarily offered 30 kimonos to Dutch officials when trade treaties were signed. The ornamentation of this dressing gown mingles the pines and plum trees that were often associated with bamboo in evocations of the qualities of a gentleman. The 'Indian cotton' used was made in India for the Dutch market. The Dutch seem to have been particularly fond of this decor, as several examples are to be found in their museums. This dressing gown is proof that in terms of textiles and clothing, a successful pattern could go on being reproduced."
Pierre Brissaud, "'Vous étiez haute comme ça' ou Ça ne Nous Rajeunit pas - Robe d'après-midi et robe de fillette, de Jeanne Lanvin," plate 16 from Gazette du Bon Ton, Volume 1, No. 2, March 1922
Pierre Brissaud, "'Vous étiez haute comme ça' ou Ça ne Nous Rajeunit pas - Robe d'après-midi et robe de fillette, de Jeanne Lanvin," plate 16 from Gazette du Bon Ton, Volume 1, No. 2, March 1922. From graphicarts.princeton.edu.
Description: De Jeanne Lanvin, une robe en crêpe de Chine bleu marine ornée de broderies japonaises vieil or avec une ceinture drapée. La robe de fillette est en crêpé jaune clair, avec, à la ceinture, de grosses cocardes de ruban couleur de turquoise.
'Palmyre' evening dress, Christian Dior, Autumn-Winter 1952–1953, Musée Galliera, Paris, gift of HRH the Duchess of Windsor
Christian Dior, 'Palmyre' evening dress, Autumn-Winter 1952-3, acetate and cellulose satin by Robert Perrier, embroidery of lamé thread, pearls, paillettes and rhinestones by Ginesty. Musée Galliera, Paris, gift of HRH the Duchess of Windsor. © Eric Emo / Galliera / Roger-Viollet. From palaisgalliera.paris.fr.
Serena Uziyel for Sanayi 313, Istanbul, 'Uziyel's Disco' and 'Misti Slipper' babouche designs. From wallpaper.com.
Camels and Pyramids in Grant Wood's Shrine Quartet, 1939, featured in 'Three Centuries of American Prints from the National Gallery of Art,' April 3 – July 24, 2016
Grant Wood, Shrine Quartet, 1939, lithograph, National Gallery of Art, Washington, Reba and Dave Williams Collection, Florian Carr Fund and Gift of the Print Research Foundation, 2008. From nationalgallery.org.
Nikoo Paydar has a PhD in art history from the Courtauld Institute, London.