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Sacred exchanges : images in global context

Author: Robyn Ferrell
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©2012.
Series: Columbia themes in philosophy, social criticism, and the arts.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The term?title" has multiple senses--as a claim to identity or social status, as an assertion of rights, as proof of ownership, as a designation of a work of art. In Untitled Robyn Ferrell contrasts these associations so characteristic of the first world with the status of indigenous peoples. She uses as an example a school of Aboriginal Australian women's art that has achieved significant international success in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Ferrell, Robyn.
Sacred Exchanges : Images in Global Context.
New York : Columbia University Press, ©2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robyn Ferrell
ISBN: 9780231504423 023150442X
OCLC Number: 818856779
Language Note: In English.
Description: 1 online resource (193 pages).
Contents: Writing on art --
Art. Utopia ; Dreaming ; Abstraction ; Striking color ; The real power of color ; How painting began --
Culture. Global art, local knowledge ; The idea of the museum ; In translation ; A white thing ; Image logic ; Photojournalism --
Gender. Stolen culture ; Little children are sacred ; Mum's the word ; Crisis in representation ; Race and gender --
Law. Common law ; Feeling for justice ; Apartheid ; Discovery ; Radical difference ; Emily Inc.
Series Title: Columbia themes in philosophy, social criticism, and the arts.
Responsibility: Robyn Ferrell.
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The term?title" has multiple senses--as a claim to identity or social status, as an assertion of rights, as proof of ownership, as a designation of a work of art. In Untitled Robyn Ferrell contrasts these associations so characteristic of the first world with the status of indigenous peoples. She uses as an example a school of Aboriginal Australian women's art that has achieved significant international success in the contemporary art world. The work bears a strong superficial resemblance to Abstract Expressionism, yet, as Ferrell shows so beautifully, to see it in the guise of comparati.

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Sacred Exchanges is beautifully written. One of its main strengths lies in its nuanced, interdisciplinary, and comparative approach. It skillfully negotiates among different cultural perspectives and Read more...

 
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