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Cultures Crossed: John Frederick Lewis and the Art of Orientalism (Hardback)

Emily M. Weeks

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ISBN 10: 0300208162 / ISBN 13: 9780300208160
Edité par Yale University Press, United States, 2014
Neuf(s) Etat : New Couverture rigide
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Language: English . Brand New Book. John Frederick Lewis (1804-1876) is one of the best-known yet least understood British Orientalist painters of the 19th century. His numerous, highly detailed Orientalist images stand in dramatic contrast to the meager written archive of the years he spent in Egypt between 1841 and 1851; art historians have long puzzled over the details of this significant period and struggled for meaningful insight into his process of artful construction. This innovative book, the first critical monograph devoted to this acclaimed artist, draws on both newly uncovered historical data and imperial and post-colonial theory to propose a compelling new interpretation of Lewis s paintings and biography. In addition to offering formal, historical, and theoretical examinations of Lewis s highly nuanced subject matter, Weeks argues that Lewis crafted an ambiguous, cross-cultural identity that challenged viewers understanding of fact and fiction and, along with his pictures, subverted systems of patriarchal power in England and abroad. N° de réf. du libraire AAH9780300208160

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Titre : Cultures Crossed: John Frederick Lewis and ...

Éditeur : Yale University Press, United States

Date d'édition : 2014

Reliure : Hardback

Etat du livre :New

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John Frederick Lewis (1804 1876) is one of the best-known yet least understood British Orientalist painters of the 19th century. His numerous, highly detailed Orientalist images stand in dramatic contrast to the meager written archive of the years he spent in Egypt between 1841 and 1851; art historians have long puzzled over the details of this significant period and struggled for meaningful insight into his process of artful construction.  This innovative book, the first critical monograph devoted to this acclaimed artist, draws on both newly uncovered historical data and imperial and post-colonial theory to propose a compelling new interpretation of Lewis’s paintings and biography. In addition to offering formal, historical, and theoretical examinations of Lewis’s highly nuanced subject matter, Weeks argues that Lewis crafted an ambiguous, cross-cultural identity that challenged viewers’ understanding of fact and fiction and, along with his pictures, subverted systems of patriarchal power in England and abroad.

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The first critical monograph devoted John Frederick Lewis, this innovative book proposes a fresh and compelling new interpretation of the acclaimed 19th century painter’s work and biography.

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