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John Septimus Roe and the art of navigation, c. 1815-1830

Driver, F. and Martins, Luciana (2007) John Septimus Roe and the art of navigation, c. 1815-1830. In: Barringer, T. and Quilley, G. and Fordham, D. (eds.) Art and the British Empire. Manchester, UK: Manchester University Press, pp. 53-66. ISBN 9780719073922.

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Book synopsis: This pioneering study argues that the concept of 'empire' belongs at the centre, rather than in the margins, of British art history. Recent scholarship in history, anthropology, literature and post-colonial studies has superseded traditional definitions of empire as a monolithic political and economic project. Emerging across the humanities is the idea of empire as a complex and contested process, mediated materially and imaginatively by multifarious forms of culture. The twenty essays in Art and the British Empire offer compelling methodological solutions to this problematic, while engaging in subtle visual analysis of a previously neglected body of work. Authors from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, the USA and the UK examine a wide range of visual production, including book illustration, portraiture, monumental sculpture, genre and history painting, visual satire, marine and landscape painting, photography and film. Together these essays propose a major shift in the historiography of British art and a blueprint for further research.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: This is a later version of an article published in History Workshop Journal 54(1), 2002, pp.144-161
School: Birkbeck Schools and Research Centres > School of Arts > Cultures and Languages
Research Centre: Birkbeck Knowledge Lab
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Date Deposited: 20 Sep 2011 08:33
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2016 13:42

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