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The Resource Victorian visions of war & peace : aesthetics, sovereignty & violence in the British Empire, c.1851-1900, Sean Willcock

Victorian visions of war & peace : aesthetics, sovereignty & violence in the British Empire, c.1851-1900, Sean Willcock

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Victorian visions of war & peace : aesthetics, sovereignty & violence in the British Empire, c.1851-1900
Title
Victorian visions of war & peace
Title remainder
aesthetics, sovereignty & violence in the British Empire, c.1851-1900
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Sean Willcock
Title variation
Victorian visions of war and peace
Title variation remainder
aesthetics, sovereignty and violence in the British Empire, c.1851-1900
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eng
Summary
A study of how artists and photographers shaped imperial visions of war and peace in the Victorian period. In an era that saw the birth of photography (c. 1839) and the rise of the illustrated press (c. 1842), the British experience of their empire became increasingly defined by the processes and products of image-making. Examining moments of military and diplomatic crisis, this book considers how artists and photographers operating "in the field" helped to define British visions of war and peace. The Victorians increasingly turned to visual spectacle to help them compose imperial sovereignty. The British Empire was thus rendered into a spectacle of "peace," from world's fairs to staged diplomatic rituals. Yet this occurred against a backdrop of incessant colonial war-campaigns which, far from being ignored, were in fact unprecedentedly visible within the cultural forms of Victorian society. Visual media thus shaped the contours of imperial statecraft and established many of the aesthetic and ethical frames within which the colonial violence was confronted
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UKMGB
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Willcock, Sean,
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illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • War in art
  • Imperialism in art
  • Colonization in art
  • Art
  • Art, Modern
  • Violence in art
  • War in art
  • Imperialism in art
  • Colonization in art
  • Art
  • Art, Modern
  • Violence in art
  • Great Britain
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Victorian visions of war & peace : aesthetics, sovereignty & violence in the British Empire, c.1851-1900, Sean Willcock
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-271) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
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  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Visual culture in the global field, c.1851-1900 -- Exhibiting global conflict: Metropolitan spectatorship and military sights from the Crimean War (1853-1856) to the Uprising (1857-1858) -- Mutinous vision: Indian photography, colonial insurgency and the 'Civilising Mission', c.1857-1859 -- 'Additional Horrors': Photography, colonial violence and the archive -- Sketching 'on the spot': Shaping the Victorian experience of colonial war, c.1854-1900 -- 'Save me from my friends!': The art of diplomacy in the age of its technological reproducibility -- Negative histories: Encountering colonial photography 'in the field' in Burma, China and Tibet, 1855-1904 -- Specimens, suspects, citizens: Photographing an imperial polity in Cawnpore, c.1857-1860 -- The colour of sovereignty: Colonial portraiture and the Coronation Durbars in British India, 1877-1911
Control code
1268133306
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
278 pages
Isbn
9781913107246
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1268133306
Label
Victorian visions of war & peace : aesthetics, sovereignty & violence in the British Empire, c.1851-1900, Sean Willcock
Publication
Distribution
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-271) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Visual culture in the global field, c.1851-1900 -- Exhibiting global conflict: Metropolitan spectatorship and military sights from the Crimean War (1853-1856) to the Uprising (1857-1858) -- Mutinous vision: Indian photography, colonial insurgency and the 'Civilising Mission', c.1857-1859 -- 'Additional Horrors': Photography, colonial violence and the archive -- Sketching 'on the spot': Shaping the Victorian experience of colonial war, c.1854-1900 -- 'Save me from my friends!': The art of diplomacy in the age of its technological reproducibility -- Negative histories: Encountering colonial photography 'in the field' in Burma, China and Tibet, 1855-1904 -- Specimens, suspects, citizens: Photographing an imperial polity in Cawnpore, c.1857-1860 -- The colour of sovereignty: Colonial portraiture and the Coronation Durbars in British India, 1877-1911
Control code
1268133306
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
278 pages
Isbn
9781913107246
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1268133306

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