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The Myth of primitivism : perspectives on art

Author: Susan Hiller
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 1991.
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This work is a controversial critique of art theory, practice and politics, and a major enquiry into the history of primitivism and its implications for contemporary culture.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Myth of primitivism.
London ; New York : Routledge, 1991
(DLC) 89006170
(OCoLC)19515208
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Susan Hiller
ISBN: 0203379756 9780203379752
OCLC Number: 70067895
Notes: Based on seminars held at the Slade School of Art, University College, London in 1985-86.
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 355 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Some general observations on the problem of cultural colonialism / Kenneth Coutts-Smith --
Outsiders or insiders? / David Maclagan --
Primitive art and the necessity of primitivism to art / Daniel Miller --
Expeditions : on race and nation / Black Audio/Film Collective --
Emil Nolde's 'ethnographic' still lifes : primitivism, tradition, and modernity / Jill Lloyd --
Unofficial versions / Guy Brett --
The resurgence of the night-mind: primitivist revivals in recent art / Lynne Cooke --
From primitivism to ethnic arts / Rasheed Araeen --
Ethnography and the formation of national and cultural identities / Annie E. Coombes --
Art and meaning / Signe Howell --
Dark continents explored by women / Desa Philippi and Anna Howells. Leonardo's 'last supper' in Fiji / Christina Toren --
The search for virginity / Jimmie Durham --
Unsettled accounts of Indians and others / Jean Fisher --
Locality fails / Imants Tillers --
Aboriginal representation and kitsch / Christopher Pearson --
Born from sharp rocks / Edgar Heap of Birds.
Responsibility: edited and compiled by Susan Hiller.

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Explores the fusion of myth, history and geography which leads to ideas of primitivism, and examines their construction, interpretation and consumption in Western culture. The author provides a  Read more...
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