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The glamour of strangeness : artists and the last age of the exotic, Jamie James

Label
The glamour of strangeness : artists and the last age of the exotic
Title
The glamour of strangeness
Title remainder
artists and the last age of the exotic
Statement of responsibility
Jamie James
Title variation
Glamor of strangeness
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Exploration of a "rare, emotionally intense way of life" in which artists like Raden Saleh and Walter Spies abandon the cultures that created them and adopt an exotic alternative"--
  • According to Paul Bowles, a tourist travels quickly home, while a traveler moves slowly from one destination to the next. In this book, Jamie James describes "a third species, those who roam the world in search of the home they never had in the place that made them." From the early days of steamship travel, artists stifled by the culture of their homelands fled to islands, jungles, and deserts in search of new creative and emotional frontiers. Their flight inspired a unique body of work that doesn't fit squarely within the Western canon, yet may be some of the most original statements we have about the range and depth of the artistic imagination. Focusing on six principal subjects, Jamie James locates "a lost national school" of artists who left their homes for the unknown. There is Walter Spies, the devastatingly handsome German painter who remade his life in Bali; Raden Saleh, the Javanese painter who found fame in Europe; Isabelle Eberhardt, a Russian-Swiss writer who roamed the Sahara dressed as an Arab man; the American experimental filmmaker Maya Deren, who went to Haiti and became a committed follower of voodoo. From France, Paul Gauguin set sail for Tahiti; Victor Segalen, a naval doctor, poet, and novelist, immersed himself in classical Chinese civilization in imperial Peking. James evokes these extraordinary lives in portraits that bring the transcultural artist into sharp relief. Drawing on his own career as a travel writer and years of archival research uncovering previously unpublished letters and journals, James creates a penetrating investigation of the powerful connection between art and the exotic.--From dust jacket
Summary
"Exploration of a "rare, emotionally intense way of life" in which artists like Raden Saleh and Walter Spies abandon the cultures that created them and adopt an exotic alternative"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
collective biography
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10571252
Cataloging source
DLC
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1951-
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James, Jamie
Dewey number
700.1/9
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Artists
  • Artists
  • Alienation (Social psychology)
  • Identity (Psychology)
  • TRAVEL / Special Interest / Literary
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Artists, Architects, Photographers
  • ART / History / Modern (late 19th Century to 1945)
  • Alienation (Social psychology)
  • Artists
  • Artists
  • Identity (Psychology)
Target audience
adult
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artists and the last age of the exotic
Label
The glamour of strangeness : artists and the last age of the exotic, Jamie James
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 325-341) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
An invitation -- The studio of the tropics -- Prince of Java -- Insanely gorgeous -- Goona-Goona in Bali -- The empire of the self -- Seekers of oblivion -- Possessed by rhythm -- The last age of exoticism
Control code
ocn918994993
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 364 pages
Isbn
9780374163358
Lccn
2015041555
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40026705132
System control number
(OCoLC)918994993
Label
The glamour of strangeness : artists and the last age of the exotic, Jamie James
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 325-341) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
An invitation -- The studio of the tropics -- Prince of Java -- Insanely gorgeous -- Goona-Goona in Bali -- The empire of the self -- Seekers of oblivion -- Possessed by rhythm -- The last age of exoticism
Control code
ocn918994993
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 364 pages
Isbn
9780374163358
Lccn
2015041555
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40026705132
System control number
(OCoLC)918994993

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