New PDF release: Art and Identity at the Water's Edge

By Tricia Cusack

The water's part, no matter if shore or riverbank, is a marginal territory that turns into invested with layers of that means. The essays during this assortment current exciting views on how the water's area has been imagined and represented in other places at quite a few occasions and the way this technique contributed to the formation of social identities. artwork and identification on the Water's facet focuses upon nationwide coastlines and maritime historical past; on rivers and beach as areas of liminality and websites of conflicting identities; and at the area as a vacationer environment. Such issues are regarding varied sorts of artwork, together with portray, structure, maps, images, and movie. subject matters diversity from the South African seashore inn of Durban to the French Riviera. The essays discover successive ideological mappings of the Jordan River, and the way Czech cubist structure and portray formed a brand new nationalist studying of the Vltava riverbanks. They learn post-Hurricane Katrina New Orleans as a filmic spectacle that questions assumptions approximately American identification, and the coast depicted as a website of patriotism in nineteenth-century British portray. the gathering demonstrates how waterside buildings resembling maritime museums and lighthouses, and visible pictures of the water's area, have contributed to the development of cultural and nationwide identities.

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