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Art and War in the Pacific World : Making, Breaking, and Taking from Anson's Voyage to the
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The Pacific world has long been recognized as a hub for the global trade in art objects, but the history of art and architecture has seldom reckoned with another profound aspect of the region’s history: its exposure to global conflict during the British and US imperial incursions of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Art and War in the Pacific World provides a new view of the Pacific world and of global artistic interaction by exploring how the making, alteration, looting, and destruction of images, objects, buildings, and landscapes intersected with the exercise of force. Focusing on the period from Commodore George Anson’s voyage to the Philippine-American War, J. M. Mancini’s exceptional study deftly weaves together disparate strands of history to create a novel paradigm for cultural analysis.
Number of Pages: 318
Genre: Art, History
Sub-Genre: History, Art & Politics, Maritime History & Piracy
Publisher: Univ of California Pr
Book theme: Modern (late 19th Century to 1945)
Author: J. M. Mancini
Street Date: March 30, 2018
Item Number (DPCI): 248-01-8983
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