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Imagining the Pacific in the wake of the Cook voyages / Bernard Smith
Bib ID 572678
Format BookBook
Author
Smith, Bernard, 1916-2011
 
Description Carlton, Vic. : Melbourne University Press at the Miegunyah Press, 1992 
xiii, 262 p. : ill. (some col.), ports. (some col.) ; 30 cm. 
ISBN 0522845053
0522846629 (paperback)
Series

Miegunyah Press series ; 10.

Summary

Explores in more depth the issues first dealt with in European Vision and the South Pacific. Smith continues his examination of how European artists and scientists travelling to the Pacific during the time of Cook's voyages were stimulated to see the world in new and creative ways. In analysing intensely personal responses to a newly accessible environment, Smith shows how science, topography and travel had an impact on current pictorial genres, how an empirical naturalism affected long-standing classical conventions, and how difficult it was for the artists to portray people and places they knew little about.

Notes

Includes index.

Bibliography: p. 249-252.

Subjects Oceania in art.  |  Graphic arts -- Europe -- History -- 18th century.  |  Voyages and travels in art.  |  Art -- Psychology.  |  Art and science.  |  History - Cultural.  |  Race relations - Representation - History.  |  Race relations - Representation - Art.  |  Settlement and contacts - Explorers - European.  |  Hawaii.  |  Australia.  |  New Zealand (NZ)  |  Pacific Islands.

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