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Art in the service of colonialism: French art education in Morocco, 1912-1956, par Hamid Irbouh

Art in the service of colonialism: French art education in Morocco, 1912-1956, par Hamid Irbouh

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This book examines how the French transformed and dominated Moroccan society in the colonial period. The French established vocational and fine art schools, revived local methods for producing crafts, imposed modern systems of industrial production and pedagogy and reinvented old traditions. By marrying the old with the new, they revitalized arts and crafts and made them saleable commodities. Hamid Irbouh demonstrates how Moroccan artists have struggled to exorcise French influences and rediscover their authentic visual culture since decolonisation.- 2005

Hamid Irbouh

Tauris Academic Studies