Visual Culture and Tourism / Edition 1

Visual Culture and Tourism / Edition 1

by David Crouch
     
 

ISBN-10: 1859735835

ISBN-13: 9781859735831

Pub. Date: 05/01/2003

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

From postcards and paintings to photography and film, tourism and visual culture have a long-standing history of mutual entanglement. For centuries art has inspired many an intrepid traveller, and tourism provides an insatiable market for indigenous art, 'authentic' or otherwise.

This book explores the complex association between tourism and visual culture

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Overview

From postcards and paintings to photography and film, tourism and visual culture have a long-standing history of mutual entanglement. For centuries art has inspired many an intrepid traveller, and tourism provides an insatiable market for indigenous art, 'authentic' or otherwise.

This book explores the complex association between tourism and visual culture throughout history and across cultures. How has tourism been linked to images of colonial expansion? Why are we so intrigued by 'lost' places, such as Tutankhamun's tomb or Machu Picchu, South America's lost city of the Incas? What is the relationship between art, tourism and landscape preference? What role did commercial tourist photographers play in the imagination of Victorian Britain? Drawing upon examples from across the globe, this exciting new contribution to a popular subject illustrates how tourism and visual culture intersect with one another and in the process become contested ground.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781859735831
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
05/01/2003
Edition description:
ENGLISH ED
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.68(d)
Lexile:
1440L (what's this?)

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Notes on Contributors I
ntroduction1
Pt. ISites and Images
1From 'Women's Lib,' to 'Palestinian Women': The Politics of Picture Postcards in Palestine/Israel23
2Algeria In and Out of the Frame: Visuality and Cultural Tourism in the Nineteenth Century41
3Henri Chapu's Provincial Monuments to Jean-Francois Millet: Legitimizing the Peasant-Painter through Tourism59
4Open-Air Museums and the Tourist Gaze75
5British Photographers and Tourism in the Nineteenth Century: Three Case Studies91
6Artists as Drivers of the Tour Bus: Landscape Painting as a Spur to Tourism109
7North to South: Paradigm Shifts in European Art and Tourism, 1880-1920125
8Picture Essay: Souvenir Bangkok147
Pt. IIPractices and Encounters
9Unlosing Lost Places: Image Making, Tourism and the Return to Terra Cognita157
10Holocaust Tourism: Being There, Looking Back and the Ethics of Spatial Memory175
11Joe's Bar, Douglas, Isle of Man: Photographic Representations of Holidaymakers in the 1950s191
12Straight Ways and Loss: The Tourist Encounters with Woodlands and Forests205
13Tourist: pioneer: hybrid: London Bridge, the Mirage in the Arizona Desert223
14Frightening and Familiar: David Lynch's Twin Peaks and the North American Suburb241
15Mountains and Landscapes: Towards Embodied Visualities259
Index279

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