Material Identities / Edition 1

Material Identities / Edition 1

by Joanna Sofaer
     
 

Material Identities examines the way that individuals use material objects as tools for conveying certain aspects of their personalities to others. Exploring the complexity of identity through the intersecting notions of gender, ethnicity, age, sexuality, and class, this book looks at the deliberate expression and manipulation of identity through the use of

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Material Identities examines the way that individuals use material objects as tools for conveying certain aspects of their personalities to others. Exploring the complexity of identity through the intersecting notions of gender, ethnicity, age, sexuality, and class, this book looks at the deliberate expression and manipulation of identity through the use of material goods, and how individuals single out aspects of themselves in order to project or conceal particular characteristics.

Engaging with objects from the past and present, high and low culture, and from around the globe, this volume explores the range of contrasting media from painting and print to clothing and furniture, and takes the reader on a whirlwind tour of material culture’s expression, and identity’s careful orchestration. Contributors include experts from various fields including architectural theory and museum studies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405132343
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
02/20/2007
Series:
New Interventions in Art History Series
Pages:
188
Product dimensions:
6.36(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.61(d)

Table of Contents


Series Editor's Preface     vii
List of Illustrations     viii
Notes on Contributors     x
Acknowledgments     xii
Introduction: Materiality and Identity   Joanna Sofaer     1
Projecting Identities     11
Mai/Omai in London and the South Pacific: Performativity, Cultural Entanglement, and Indigenous Appropriation   Jocelyn Hackforth-Jones     13
Projecting Identities in the Greek Symposion   Robin Osborne     31
Material and Social Transformations     53
Bernini Struts   Michael Cole     55
Architectural Style and Identity in Egypt   Doris Behrens-Abouseif     67
Identifying the Body: Representing Self. Art, Ornamentation and the Body in Later Prehistoric Europe   Fay Stevens     82
Politics and Identity     99
Aristocratic Identity: Regency Furniture and the Egyptian Revival Style   Abigail Harrison-Moore     101
Architecture, Power, and Politics: The Forum-Basilica in Roman Britain   Louise Revell     127
Bibliography     152
Index     163

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