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The Resource Infelicities : representations of the exotic, Peter Mason

Infelicities : representations of the exotic, Peter Mason

Label
Infelicities : representations of the exotic
Title
Infelicities
Title remainder
representations of the exotic
Statement of responsibility
Peter Mason
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In Infelicities Peter Mason explores the texts, paintings, drawings, photographs, and museum displays in which the exotic has been represented from the early modern period to the present. He describes the unique iconography that Europeans developed to convey the exotic and the means they employed to display it once artifacts were brought to Europe. In both instances, the exotic object is taken out of its original context and given a meaning and significance it never had; this new meaning and significance, Mason argues, are derived from the imposition of European cultural values and the need to recontextualize the object in a European setting
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1952-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mason, Peter
Dewey number
940
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
CB203
LC item number
.M37 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Art, European
  • Exoticism in art
  • Acculturation
  • Indigenous peoples
  • Europeans
  • Exoticism in art
  • Acculturation
  • Indigenous peoples
  • Europe
Label
Infelicities : representations of the exotic, Peter Mason
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [197]-244) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Infelicities, or the Exotic Is Never at Home
  • The Exotic Genre
  • Ethnographic Realism and the Exotic Portrait
  • Presentations of the Exotic
  • Incorporations of the Exotic
  • Exotic Spectacles
  • Displaying the Exotic
  • The Elementary Structures of the Exotic
Control code
38879070
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 255 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780801858802
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
98003490
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
Label
Infelicities : representations of the exotic, Peter Mason
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [197]-244) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Infelicities, or the Exotic Is Never at Home
  • The Exotic Genre
  • Ethnographic Realism and the Exotic Portrait
  • Presentations of the Exotic
  • Incorporations of the Exotic
  • Exotic Spectacles
  • Displaying the Exotic
  • The Elementary Structures of the Exotic
Control code
38879070
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 255 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780801858802
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
98003490
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)

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