Darker shades : the racial other in early modern art / Victor I. Stoichita ; translated with notes by Samuel Trainor.
Stoichiță, Victor Ieronim author.
|Other author/creator||Trainor, Sam, translator.|
|Format||Book and Print|
|Publication Info||London : Reaktion Books, 2019.|
|Description||288 pages : illustrations (black and white, and colour) ; 23 cm|
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|Uniform title||L'image de l'autre. English|
|Summary||Difference exists; otherness is constructed. This book asks how important Western artists, from Giotto to Titian and Caravaggio, and from Bosch to Dürer and Rembrandt, shaped the imaging of non-Western individuals in early modern art. Victor I. Stoichita's nuanced and detailed study examines images of racial otherness during a time of new encounters of the West with different cultures and peoples, such as those with dark skins: Muslims and Jews. Featuring a host of informative illustrations and crossing the disciplines of art history, anthropology, and postcolonial studies, Darker Shades also reconsiders the Western canon's most essential facets: perspective, pictorial narrative, composition, bodily proportion, beauty, color, harmony, and lighting. What room was there for the "Other," Stoichita would have us ask, in such a crystalline, unchanging paradigm?|
|General note||Originally published in French as 'L'image de l'autre : Noirs, Juifs, Musulmans et Gitans dans l'art occidental des temps modernes' by Hazan, 2014.|
|General note||Translated from the French.|
|Bibliography note||Includes bibliographical references and index.|
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|Joyner||New Books||NX652 .A52 S7613 2019||✔ Available||Place Hold|