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Art in the time of colony, Khadija von Zinnenburg Carroll

Label
Art in the time of colony
Title
Art in the time of colony
Statement of responsibility
Khadija von Zinnenburg Carroll
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"It is often assumed that the verbal and visual languages of indigenous people had little influence upon the classification of scientific, legal, and artistic objects in the metropolises and museums of nineteenth-century colonial powers. However, as this book demonstrates, it is a fallacy that colonized locals merely collected material for interested colonizers. Through an analysis of particular language notations and drawings hidden in colonial documents and a reexamination of cross-cultural communication, the book writes biographies for five objects that exemplify the tensions of nineteenth century history. The author also draws on fieldwork done in communities today, such as the group of Koorie women whose re-enactments of tradition illustrate the first chapter s potted history of Indigenous mediums and debates. The second case study explores British colonial history through the biography of the proclamation boards produced under George Arthur (1784-1854), Governor of British Honduras, Tasmania, British Columbia, and India. The third case study looks at the maps of the German explorer of indigenous taxonomy Wilhelm von Blandowski (1822-1878), and the fourth looks at a multi-authored encyclopaedia in which Blandowski had taken into account Indigenous knowledge such as that in the work of Kwat-Kwat artist Yakaduna, whose hundreds of drawings (1862-1901) are the material basis for the fifth and final case study. Through these three characters histories Colonial Classifications demonstrates the political importance of material culture by using objects to revisit the much-contested nineteenth century colonial period, in which the colonial nations as a cultural and legal-political system were brought into being." -- Publisher. Annotation pending
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Carroll, Khadija von Zinnenburg
Dewey number
704.03/9915009034
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
N7401
LC item number
.C36 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Empires and the making of the modern world, 1650-2000
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Arthur, George
  • Blandowski, William
  • McCrae, Tommy
  • Barak, William
  • Couzens, Vicki Louise
  • Gough, Julie
  • Mullet, Russell
  • Birrinbirrin, Richard
  • Andrew, Brook
  • King, Kamahi-Djordon
  • Walker, Theresa
  • Buckley, William
  • Ah Kee, Vernon
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Intercultural communication in art
  • Artists, Aboriginal Australian
  • Art, Aboriginal Australian
  • Philosophy, Aboriginal Australian
  • Postcolonialism and the arts
  • Colonization in art
  • Australia
Label
Art in the time of colony, Khadija von Zinnenburg Carroll
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliography (pages 279-292) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Partial proclamations -- Names and descriptions -- 1. Mimesis of tradition -- Skin, repatriation -- Methodology in Koori media -- Possum-skin cloaks and the making of film -- Gender, visibility, cloaks -- Barks: Representations of space and time -- Temporal and gestural communication in drawings -- The abstract and the figural -- Armchair enchantment -- Continuities -- 2. The picture proclamation -- The patron portrayed -- Calculating conciliation -- Communication (of the unseen) -- The nomad's passport -- The provenance of `Mission Brown' -- The Black Line -- Regeneration -- Conclusion: hieroglyphs and dendroglyphs -- 3. The Encyclopaedia Terra Cognita -- The maturation stages of audience as animal -- The life history of the image, 1864--2008 -- Mimicry and memorialization -- Conclusion: Captioning out the unknown -- 4. Anachronistic mapping -- Marking and mapping nationality and place -- The map as index -- The fourth wall -- The first museum -- Blandowski's library and photographic studio -- Cognita or incognita? The unreliable source -- Conclusion: Mapping the incommensurable -- 5. Telling race in silhouette -- Curiosity in the old times -- Euphemism and empire -- Inscription -- Drawing the ground, understanding time -- Flags and camouflages -- Reception of tourist arts in the market -- Incommensurability and a model of assimilation -- Conclusions and other performances -- `Iffy' re-enactments of corroboree in black face -- The meandering Murrangurk -- Mimicking the incommensurable -- Appropriation ricochets -- The idiosyncratic in the systems of art history -- Epilogue: Being named in relation
Control code
000050284427
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxvi, 307 pages
Governing access note
Not for Inter library loan
Isbn
9781409455967
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012047030
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
60001916650
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)821271468
Label
Art in the time of colony, Khadija von Zinnenburg Carroll
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliography (pages 279-292) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Partial proclamations -- Names and descriptions -- 1. Mimesis of tradition -- Skin, repatriation -- Methodology in Koori media -- Possum-skin cloaks and the making of film -- Gender, visibility, cloaks -- Barks: Representations of space and time -- Temporal and gestural communication in drawings -- The abstract and the figural -- Armchair enchantment -- Continuities -- 2. The picture proclamation -- The patron portrayed -- Calculating conciliation -- Communication (of the unseen) -- The nomad's passport -- The provenance of `Mission Brown' -- The Black Line -- Regeneration -- Conclusion: hieroglyphs and dendroglyphs -- 3. The Encyclopaedia Terra Cognita -- The maturation stages of audience as animal -- The life history of the image, 1864--2008 -- Mimicry and memorialization -- Conclusion: Captioning out the unknown -- 4. Anachronistic mapping -- Marking and mapping nationality and place -- The map as index -- The fourth wall -- The first museum -- Blandowski's library and photographic studio -- Cognita or incognita? The unreliable source -- Conclusion: Mapping the incommensurable -- 5. Telling race in silhouette -- Curiosity in the old times -- Euphemism and empire -- Inscription -- Drawing the ground, understanding time -- Flags and camouflages -- Reception of tourist arts in the market -- Incommensurability and a model of assimilation -- Conclusions and other performances -- `Iffy' re-enactments of corroboree in black face -- The meandering Murrangurk -- Mimicking the incommensurable -- Appropriation ricochets -- The idiosyncratic in the systems of art history -- Epilogue: Being named in relation
Control code
000050284427
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxvi, 307 pages
Governing access note
Not for Inter library loan
Isbn
9781409455967
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012047030
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
60001916650
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)821271468

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