Transculturation in British art, 1770-1930
Examines colonial art through the lens of transculturation. This book includes essays which argue that, due to art's fundamental nature as spatial, art can illuminate imperial transculturation sites of border cultures and contact zones that go far beyond hybridities of national cultural traditions or conventions.
Print Book, English, 2012
Ashgate, Farnham, 2012
xii, 269 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm.
Contents: The art of transculturation, Julie F. Codell; Part I Art's Changing Publics and Politics: Transcultural Receptions: Baron of Bengal: Robert Clive and the birth of an imperial image, Romita Ray; Miniature paintings as transcultural objects? The John Norton and Peter Jones portraits, Kristina Huneault; The politics of transculturation: the life and art of John Frederick Lewis (1804-1876), Emily M. Weeks; The many shades of Shakespeare: representations of Othello and Desdemona in Victorian visual culture, Nancy Rose Marshall; 'Bronzed and muscular bodies': Jinrikishas, tattooed bodies and Yokohama tourist photography, Luke Gartlan; The camera and the contact zone: re-envisioning the representation of aboriginal women in the Canadian North, Susan Close; Te kai-hautu o te waka/ director of the canoe: the statue of Sir George Grey in Auckland, Mark Stocker; Ambivalent geographies: the British concession in Taijin, China, c.1860-1946, Dana Arnold. Part II When Art Moves and Multiplies: Transcultural Geographies: Divided objects of empires: Ottoman imperial portraiture and transcultural aesthetics, Mary Roberts; 'A voice from the Congo': Herbert Ward's sculptures in Europe and America, Kirsty Breedon; War and peace: Harry Bates's Lord Roberts memorial in London, Calcutta, and Glasgow, Jason Edwards; 'Wonderful pieces of stage management': reviewing masculine fashioning, race, and imperialism in John Singer Sargent's British portraits, c.1897-1914, Andrew Stephenson; Colonial nationalism and closer union: Hugh Lane in South Africa, Morna O'Neill; Bibliography; Index.