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Imagining the Pacific : in the wake of the Cook voyages

Author: Bernard Smith
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, 1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this book Bernard Smith explores in more depth the issues first dealt with in his classic European Vision and the South Pacific. He continues his careful examination of how European artists and scientists travelling to the Pacific during the time of Cook's voyages were stimulated to see the world in new and creative ways. In analysing intensely personal responses to a newly accessible environment, Bernard Smith
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Genre/Form: Art
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Smith, Bernard, 1916-2011.
Imagining the Pacific.
New Haven : Yale University Press, 1992
(OCoLC)1224352927
Named Person: James Cook; James Cook; James Cook; James Cook; James Cook; James Cook
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Bernard Smith
ISBN: 0300050534 9780300050530
OCLC Number: 24670086
Description: xiii, 262 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 30 cm
Contents: 1. Art in the Service of Science and Travel --
2. The Intellectual and Artistic Framework of Captain Cook's Voyages --
3. Art as Information --
4. Portraying Pacific People --
5. William Hodges and English Plein-air Painting --
6. Coleridge's Ancient Mariner and Cook's Second Voyage --
7. Style, Information and Image in the Art of Cook's Voyages --
8. Constructing 'Pacific' People --
9. Greece and the Colonisation of the Pacific --
10. Cook's Posthumous Reputation.
Responsibility: Bernard Smith.

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A discussion of how the voyages of European artists and scientists to the Pacific during the time of Cook's voyages influenced art and literature of the period. It covers such topics as the impact of  Read more...

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