Antarctica, Art and Archive: Refractions of the Life of Edward Wilson [Hardback]

(Newcastle University, UK)
  • Formāts: Hardback, 320 pages, height x width: 246x189 mm, 100 color illus
  • Sērija : International Library of Visual Culture
  • Izdošanas datums: 09-Jul-2020
  • Izdevniecība: Bloomsbury Visual Arts
  • ISBN-10: 1788311698
  • ISBN-13: 9781788311694
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Antarctica, Art and Archive: Refractions of the Life of Edward Wilson
  • Formāts: Hardback, 320 pages, height x width: 246x189 mm, 100 color illus
  • Sērija : International Library of Visual Culture
  • Izdošanas datums: 09-Jul-2020
  • Izdevniecība: Bloomsbury Visual Arts
  • ISBN-10: 1788311698
  • ISBN-13: 9781788311694
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Antarctica, that icy wasteland and extreme environment at the ends of the earth, was - at the beginning of the 20th century - the last frontier of Victorian imperialism, a territory subjected to heroic and sometimes desperate exploration. Now, at the start of the 21st century, Antarctica is the vulnerable landscape behind iconic images of climate change. In this genre-crossing narrative Gould takes us on a journey to the South Pole, through art and archive. Through the life and tragic death of Edward Wilson, polar explorer, doctor, scientist and artist, and his watercolours, and through the work of a pioneer of modern anthropology and opponent of scientific racism, Franz Boas, Gould exposes the legacies of colonialism and racial and gendered identities of the time. Antarctica, the White Continent, far from being a blank - and white - canvas, is revealed to be full of colour. Gould argues that the medium matters and that the practices of observation in art, anthropology and science determine how we see and what we know. Stories of exploration and open-air watercolour painting, of weather experiments and ethnographic collecting, of evolution and extinction, are interwoven to raise important questions for our times. Revisiting Antarctica through the archive becomes the urgent endeavour to imagine an inhabitable planetary future.

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An illustrated analysis of the visual, material and anthropological formation of environmental art and histories, in particular a visual history of the Antarctic.
List of Figures List of Plates Acknowledgements Notes on Acronyms Introduction Prologue
1. Elsewhere
2. Watercolour
3. Antarctica through the Archive
4. The Colour of Water
5. Where Else Epilogue Manuscripts Primary Bibliography Secondary Bibliography
Polly Gould is a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and Postdoctoral Fellow at Newcastle University, UK.