Arctic Spectacles: The Frozen North in Visual Culture, 1818-1875

By: Potter, Russell A.

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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."

Title: Arctic Spectacles: The Frozen North in Visual Culture, 1818-1875

Author Name: Potter, Russell A.

Categories: Art, Geography, CANADA, 19th Century,

Publisher: University of Washington Press: 2007

ISBN Number: 0295986808

ISBN Number 13: 9780295986807

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: As New

Seller ID: DP-TUV3-6MZE

Keywords: north pole, polar, tundra, Romanticism