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The uses of excess in visual and material culture, 1600-2010

Author: Julia Skelly; Romita Ray
Publisher: Burlington, VT : Ashgate, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Although the idea of excess has often been used to degrade, many of the essays in this collection demonstrate how it has also been used as a strategy for self-fashioning and empowerment, particularly  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Julia Skelly; Romita Ray
ISBN: 9781409442370 1409442373
OCLC Number: 870211353
Description: 304 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: the uses of excess / Julia Skelly --
All that glitters: diamonds and constructions of nabobery in British portraits, 1600-1800 / Romita Ray --
'Every other place it could be placed with advantage': ladies-in-waiting at the British court and the 'excessive' display of ceramics as art objects, 1689-1740 / Eric Weichel --
Consuming excess: pronk poppenhuisen and the dollhouses of Sara Rothé van Amstel / Michelle Moseley-Christian --
Excess, fetish, exotic: the profusion and confusion of virtual things in Victorian painting / Julie F. Codell --
Excess on the walls: Victorian exhibition culture and the anxieties of art and commerce / Anne Helmreich --
The paradox of excess: Oscar Wilde, caricature, and consumption / Julia Skelly --
Toronto's Casa Loma: from nostalgia to glamour and back again / Alla Myzelev --
Homosexuality/modernism/nationalism: between excess and exile in 1920s Europe / John Potvin --
Excesses of the bawdy body: John Wentworth Russell and his modern girls, 1927-1935 / Karen Stanworth --
For the love of God: excess, ambivalence, and Damien Hirst's diamond skull / Jeremy Biles --
'Your asshole is hanging outside of your body?': excess, AIDs, and shame in the theater of Sky Gilbert / Dirk Gindt.
Responsibility: edited by Julia Skelly.

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This is a splendid collection of essays dealing with the topic of excess in material and visual culture. Each contribution is thought-provoking and, what is more, enjoyable to read. The volume is Read more...

 
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