An Eye for the Tropics: Tourism, Photography, and Framing the Caribbean Picturesque (Objects/Histories)

4,29 valoración promedio
( 7 valoraciones por GoodReads )
 
9780822337645: An Eye for the Tropics: Tourism, Photography, and Framing the Caribbean Picturesque (Objects/Histories)
Críticas:

"In An Eye for the Tropics, Krista A. Thompson's guiding preoccupation is with the construction of the Anglo-Creole Caribbean within a colonial regime of visual and discursive representation. How, she asks, was the Caribbean framed within the ocular terms of a tropical paradise as a space of verdant, quasi-primitive desire? The story she tells to answer this question is at once historically detailed and theoretically acute."--David Scott, author of Conscripts of Modernity: The Tragedy of Colonial Enlightenment "Krista A. Thompson masterfully uses early-twentieth-century postcards to show how social, political, and racial issues are embedded in postcard imagery, while simultaneously analyzing current collecting practices. She makes substantial new and intriguing contributions to the understanding not simply of the historical tropicalization of the islands but of the persistence of such propagandistic attitudes in the economic survival of the islands today."--Judith Bettelheim, Professor of Art and Art History, San Francisco State University "An Eye for the Tropics: Tourism, Photography, and Framing the Caribbean Landscape, which concentrates on Jamaica and the Bahamas, teases out the issues at stake in promotional representations of the island in the popular medium of photography (from postcards to slide projections) and underscores the connections between the visual marketing of the island and the politics of race...she consolidated her claim by surveying a wide range of visual material, dipping into local newspapers, excavating tourist board reports and conducting interviews...An Eye for the Tropics reveals some essential reflections upon the image-making machinery of tourism." Melainie Vandenbrouck-Przybylski, Art History, Summer 2009

Reseña del editor:

Images of Jamaica and the Bahamas as tropical paradises full of palm trees, white sandy beaches, and inviting warm water seem timeless. Surprisingly, the origins of those images can be traced back to the roots of the islands' tourism industry in the 1880s. As Krista A. Thompson explains, in the late nineteenth century, tourism promoters, backed by British colonial administrators, began to market Jamaica and the Bahamas as picturesque 'tropical' paradises. They hired photographers and artists to create carefully crafted representations, which then circulated internationally via postcards and illustrated guides and lectures. Illustrated with more than one hundred images, including many in colour, "An Eye for the Tropics" is a nuanced evaluation of the aesthetics of the 'tropicalizing images' and their effects on Jamaica and the Bahamas. Thompson describes how representations created to project an image to the outside world altered everyday life on the islands. Hoteliers imported tropical plants to make the islands look more like the images. Many prominent tourist-oriented spaces, including hotels and famous beaches, became off-limits to the islands' black populations, who were encouraged to act like the disciplined, loyal colonial subjects depicted in the pictures. Analyzing the work of specific photographers and artists who created tropical representations of Jamaica and the Bahamas between the 1880s and the 1930s, Thompson shows how their images differ from the English picturesque landscape tradition. Turning to the present, she examines how tropicalizing images are deconstructed in works by contemporary artists - including Christopher Cozier, David Bailey, and Irenee Shaw - at the same time that they remain a staple of postcolonial governments' vigorous efforts to attract tourists.

"Sobre este título" puede pertenecer a otra edición de este libro.

Los mejores resultados en AbeBooks

1.

Krista A.Thompson
Editorial: Duke University Press
ISBN 10: 0822337649 ISBN 13: 9780822337645
Nuevos Cantidad: > 20
Librería
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Duke University Press. Estado de conservación: New. Brand New. Nº de ref. de la librería 0822337649

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 21,10
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 3,22
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

2.

Thompson, Krista A.
ISBN 10: 0822337649 ISBN 13: 9780822337645
Nuevos Cantidad: > 20
Librería
BWB
(Valley Stream, NY, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Estado de conservación: New. Depending on your location, this item may ship from the US or UK. Nº de ref. de la librería 97808223376450000000

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 24,51
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

3.

Krista A. Thompson
Editorial: Duke University Press, United States (2007)
ISBN 10: 0822337649 ISBN 13: 9780822337645
Nuevos Paperback Cantidad: 1
Librería
The Book Depository
(London, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Duke University Press, United States, 2007. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. 208 x 178 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. Images of Jamaica and the Bahamas as tropical paradises full of palm trees, white sandy beaches, and inviting warm water seem timeless. Surprisingly, the origins of those images can be traced back to the roots of the islands tourism industry in the 1880s. As Krista A. Thompson explains, in the late nineteenth century, tourism promoters, backed by British colonial administrators, began to market Jamaica and the Bahamas as picturesque tropical paradises. They hired photographers and artists to create carefully crafted representations, which then circulated internationally via postcards and illustrated guides and lectures. Illustrated with more than one hundred images, including many in color, An Eye for the Tropics is a nuanced evaluation of the aesthetics of the tropicalizing images and their effects on Jamaica and the Bahamas. Thompson describes how representations created to project an image to the outside world altered everyday life on the islands. Hoteliers imported tropical plants to make the islands look more like the images. Many prominent tourist-oriented spaces, including hotels and famous beaches, became off-limits to the islands black populations, who were encouraged to act like the disciplined, loyal colonial subjects depicted in the pictures. Analyzing the work of specific photographers and artists who created tropical representations of Jamaica and the Bahamas between the 1880s and the 1930s, Thompson shows how their images differ from the English picturesque landscape tradition. Turning to the present, she examines how tropicalizing images are deconstructed in works by contemporary artists-including Christopher Cozier, David Bailey, and Irenee Shaw-at the same time that they remain a staple of postcolonial governments vigorous efforts to attract tourists. Nº de ref. de la librería AAJ9780822337645

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 26,64
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

4.

Krista A. Thompson
Editorial: Duke University Press, United States (2007)
ISBN 10: 0822337649 ISBN 13: 9780822337645
Nuevos Paperback Cantidad: 1
Librería
The Book Depository US
(London, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Duke University Press, United States, 2007. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. 208 x 178 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. Images of Jamaica and the Bahamas as tropical paradises full of palm trees, white sandy beaches, and inviting warm water seem timeless. Surprisingly, the origins of those images can be traced back to the roots of the islands tourism industry in the 1880s. As Krista A. Thompson explains, in the late nineteenth century, tourism promoters, backed by British colonial administrators, began to market Jamaica and the Bahamas as picturesque tropical paradises. They hired photographers and artists to create carefully crafted representations, which then circulated internationally via postcards and illustrated guides and lectures. Illustrated with more than one hundred images, including many in color, An Eye for the Tropics is a nuanced evaluation of the aesthetics of the tropicalizing images and their effects on Jamaica and the Bahamas. Thompson describes how representations created to project an image to the outside world altered everyday life on the islands. Hoteliers imported tropical plants to make the islands look more like the images. Many prominent tourist-oriented spaces, including hotels and famous beaches, became off-limits to the islands black populations, who were encouraged to act like the disciplined, loyal colonial subjects depicted in the pictures. Analyzing the work of specific photographers and artists who created tropical representations of Jamaica and the Bahamas between the 1880s and the 1930s, Thompson shows how their images differ from the English picturesque landscape tradition. Turning to the present, she examines how tropicalizing images are deconstructed in works by contemporary artists-including Christopher Cozier, David Bailey, and Irenee Shaw-at the same time that they remain a staple of postcolonial governments vigorous efforts to attract tourists. Nº de ref. de la librería AAJ9780822337645

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 26,67
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

5.

Thompson, Krista A.
Editorial: Duke Univ
ISBN 10: 0822337649 ISBN 13: 9780822337645
Nuevos Tapa blanda Cantidad: 1
Librería
C. Clayton Thompson - Bookseller
(BOONE, NC, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Duke Univ. Estado de conservación: BRAND NEW. BRAND NEW Softcover A Brand New Quality Book from a Full-Time Bookshop in business since 1992!. Nº de ref. de la librería 2377465

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 27,45
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

6.

Thompson, Krista A.
Editorial: Duke University Press
ISBN 10: 0822337649 ISBN 13: 9780822337645
Nuevos PAPERBACK Cantidad: 1
Librería
Movie Mars
(Indian Trail, NC, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Duke University Press. PAPERBACK. Estado de conservación: New. 0822337649 Brand New Book. Ships from the United States. 30 Day Satisfaction Guarantee!. Nº de ref. de la librería 6434932

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 27,44
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 3,67
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

7.

Krista A. Thompson
Editorial: Duke University Press (2007)
ISBN 10: 0822337649 ISBN 13: 9780822337645
Nuevos Cantidad: 1
Librería
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Duke University Press, 2007. PAP. Estado de conservación: New. New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. Nº de ref. de la librería CA-9780822337645

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 21,22
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 10,41
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

8.

Thompson, Krista A.
Editorial: Duke University Press Books (2007)
ISBN 10: 0822337649 ISBN 13: 9780822337645
Nuevos Paperback Cantidad: 1
Librería
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Duke University Press Books, 2007. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería 0822337649

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 41,14
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

9.

Krista Thompson/ Krista Thompson
Editorial: Duke Univ Pr (2007)
ISBN 10: 0822337649 ISBN 13: 9780822337645
Nuevos Paperback Cantidad: 1
Librería
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Duke Univ Pr, 2007. Paperback. Estado de conservación: Brand New. 366 pages. 8.25x7.00x1.00 inches. In Stock. Nº de ref. de la librería zr0822337649

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 34,41
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 6,94
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

10.

Krista A. Thompson
Editorial: Duke University Press Books (2007)
ISBN 10: 0822337649 ISBN 13: 9780822337645
Nuevos Paperback Cantidad: 1
Librería
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Duke University Press Books, 2007. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería DADAX0822337649

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 38,22
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 3,67
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

Existen otras copia(s) de este libro

Ver todos los resultados de su búsqueda