Traces of India: Photography, Architecture, and the Politics of Representation, 1850-1900by Maria Antonella Pelizzari (Editor), Julia Ballerini (Contribution by), Stephen Bann (Contribution by), Partha Chatterjee (Contribution by), Janet Dewan (Contribution by)
This interdisciplinary book investigates the roles played by representations of Indian architecture made between the late eighteenth century and the present day. This handsome volume discusses how photographs can be read not just as records of an architectural past but as complex artifacts of the cultural and political forces shaping colonial India. The diverse contributors to the book, from post-colonial theorists to museum curators, examine the connections between photography and architecture through the visual culture of colonialism. The volume explores subjects ranging from representations of landmarks of India from picturesque views to travel mementos, photographs as memorials of historical events, and contemporary popular images. Illustrated with some 180 photographs, many rare or little known, the book offers an appealing and fresh view of colonial images as seen through postcolonial eyes. The volume also includes an extensive bibliography of literature of nineteenth-century photography in South Asia.
Author Biography: Maria Antonella Pelizzari is associate curator, Photographs Collection, Canadian Centre for Architecture.
This book accompanies an exhibition at the Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montreal, from May 14 to September 14, 2003, which travels to the Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, from October 16, 2003 to January 11, 2004. Distributed for the Canadian Centre for Architecture and the Yale Center for British Art
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