Edges of Empire: Orientalism and Visual Culture

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Jocelyn Hackforth-Jones, Mary Roberts
Wiley, Oct 28, 2005 - Art - 248 pages
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Edges of Empire is a timely reassessment of the history and legacy of Orientalist art and visual culture through its focus on the intersection between modernization, modernism and Orientalism.
  • Covers indigenous art and agency, contemporary practices of collection and display, and a survey of key Orientalist tropes
  • Contains original essays on new perspectives for scholars and students of art history, architecture, museum studies and cultural and postcolonial studies
  • Highlights contested identities and new definitions of self through topics such as 19th century monuments to Empire, cultural cross-dressing, performance and display at the international exhibitions, and contemporary museological practice.
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    About the author (2005)

    Jocelyn Hackforth-Jones is Professor of Art History and Provost at Richmond, The American International University in London. She is the author of (Re)Forming Identities: Intercultural Education and the Visual Arts (1998).

    Mary Roberts is the John Schaeffer Lecturer in British Art at the University of Sydney. She has co-edited two books: Orientalismís Interlocutors: Painting, Architecture, Photography (2002) and Refracting Vision: Essays on the Writings of Michael Fried (2000).

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