Visual Culture and Tourism / Edition 1

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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.

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"The aim of Visual Culture and Tourism is to explore the 'mutual entanglement' of tourism and visual culture." —Times Literary Supplement
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The aim of Visual Culture and Tourism is to explore the 'mutual entanglement' of tourism and visual culture.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781859735831
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
  • Publication date: 5/1/2003
  • Edition description: ENGLISH ED
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Lexile: 1440L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.68 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Notes on Contributors I
ntroduction 1
Pt. I Sites and Images
1 From 'Women's Lib,' to 'Palestinian Women': The Politics of Picture Postcards in Palestine/Israel 23
2 Algeria In and Out of the Frame: Visuality and Cultural Tourism in the Nineteenth Century 41
3 Henri Chapu's Provincial Monuments to Jean-Francois Millet: Legitimizing the Peasant-Painter through Tourism 59
4 Open-Air Museums and the Tourist Gaze 75
5 British Photographers and Tourism in the Nineteenth Century: Three Case Studies 91
6 Artists as Drivers of the Tour Bus: Landscape Painting as a Spur to Tourism 109
7 North to South: Paradigm Shifts in European Art and Tourism, 1880-1920 125
8 Picture Essay: Souvenir Bangkok 147
Pt. II Practices and Encounters
9 Unlosing Lost Places: Image Making, Tourism and the Return to Terra Cognita 157
10 Holocaust Tourism: Being There, Looking Back and the Ethics of Spatial Memory 175
11 Joe's Bar, Douglas, Isle of Man: Photographic Representations of Holidaymakers in the 1950s 191
12 Straight Ways and Loss: The Tourist Encounters with Woodlands and Forests 205
13 Tourist: pioneer: hybrid: London Bridge, the Mirage in the Arizona Desert 223
14 Frightening and Familiar: David Lynch's Twin Peaks and the North American Suburb 241
15 Mountains and Landscapes: Towards Embodied Visualities 259
Index 279
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