Edges of Empire: Orientalism and Visual Culture
Copyright © 2005 Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Editor(s): Jocelyn Hackforth-Jones, Mary Roberts
Published Online: 25 FEB 2008
Print ISBN: 9781405116886
Online ISBN: 9780470773901
About this Book
Edges of Empire is a timely reassessment of the history and legacy of Orientalist art and visual culture through its focus on the intersection between modernization, modernism and Orientalism.
- Covers indigenous art and agency, contemporary practices of collection and display, and a survey of key Orientalist tropes
- Contains original essays on new perspectives for scholars and students of art history, architecture, museum studies and cultural and postcolonial studies
- Highlights contested identities and new definitions of self through topics such as 19th century monuments to Empire, cultural cross-dressing, performance and display at the international exhibitions, and contemporary museological practice.