Potter, Russell A.
Title Arctic Spectacles: The Frozen North in Visual Culture, 1818-1875
Book Condition As New
Publisher University of Washington Press 2007
0295986808 / 9780295986807
Seller ID DP-TUV3-6MZE
Bright, fresh softcover. No remainder marks; no flaws.
From the publisher's description: This book "illuminates the nineteenth-century fascination with visual representations of the Arctic, weaving together a narrative of the major Arctic expeditions with an account of their public reception through art and mass media. In a century that saw every corner of the globe slowly open to the examining eye of Western science, it was the Arctic - remote, mysterious, untamable - that most captured the imagination of artists and the public alike. Its impact could be seen in a range of visual media from fine art to panoramas, engravings, magic lantern slides, and photographs, as well as hybrid forms of entertainment in which Inuit were "exhibited" alongside a cabinet of assorted Arctic curiosities while Western gentlemen looked on."
north pole, polar, tundra, Romanticism