Visual Culture and Tourism
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Visual Culture and Tourism by David Crouch
Book DescriptionFrom postcards and paintings to photography and film, tourism and visual culture have a long-standing history of mutual entanglement. For centuries art has inspired many an intrepid traveller, and tourism provides an insatiable market for indigenous art, authentic or otherwise. This book explores the complex association between tourism and visual culture throughout history and across cultures. How has tourism been linked to images of colonial expansion? Why are we so intrigued by lost places, such as Tutankhamun's tomb or Machu Picchu, South Americas lost city of the Incas? What is the relationship between art, tourism and landscape preference? What role did commercial tourist photographers play in the imagination of Victorian Britain? Drawing upon examples from across the globe, this exciting new contribution to a popular subject illustrates how tourism and visual culture intersect with one another and in the process become contested ground.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781859735886
(234mm x 156mm x 16mm)
Imprint: Berg Publishers
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 1-May-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - David Crouch
David Crouch is Professor of Cultural Geography and Leisure/Tourism, University of Derby. Nina Lbbren Lecturer in Art History, Anglia Polytechnic University.
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