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Arctic spectacles : the frozen North in visual culture, 1818-1875

Author: Russell A Potter
Publisher: Seattle : University of Washington Press, ©2007.
Series: Samuel and Althea Stroum book.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Arctic Spectacles: The Frozen North in Visual Culture, 1818-1875 illuminates the nineteenth century fascination with visual representations of the Arctic, weaving together a narrative of the major Arctic expeditions with an account of their public reception through art and mass media. In a century that saw every corner of the globe slowly open to the examining eye of Western science, it was the Arctic - remote,
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Genre/Form: Pictorial works
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Russell A Potter
ISBN: 9780295986791 0295986794 9780295986807 0295986808
OCLC Number: 72354355
Notes: "A Samuel & Althea Stroum book."
Description: ix, 258 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Visuality and the Arctic Regions --
1. A Foretaste of Those Icy Climes: Britain's Arctic Circles --
Producing a Perfect Map of the Ice: Henry Aston Barker's Panorama of 1820 --
Munchausen on Ice: The Mythic Mis-taking of John Ross --
2. The Awful Aspect of the Scene: Arctic Panoramas and the Northern Sublime --
The Sea of Ice --
Ross's Return and the Panorama of Boothia --
3. The Killing Glitter of the Stars: Spectacles of the Search for Franklin --
The Desolate Sublimity of This Astounding Spectacle: Dickens and the Panoramic Urge --
That Far-distant and Mysterious Region: The Arctic in Moving Panoramas --
News, Rumor, and Speculation --
A Leisure Hour in the Frozen Regions: The Arctic in the Illustrated Press.
Series Title: Samuel and Althea Stroum book.
Responsibility: Russell A. Potter.
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