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Darker shades : the racial other in early modern art / Victor I. Stoichita ; translated with notes by Samuel Trainor.

Author/creator Stoichiță, Victor Ieronim author.
Other author/creatorTrainor, Sam, translator.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info London : Reaktion Books, 2019.
Description288 pages : illustrations (black and white, and colour) ; 23 cm
Uniform titleL'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 noteOriginally 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 noteTranslated from the French.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN9781789140569 (hardback)
ISBN1789140560 (hardback)

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Joyner General Stacks NX652 .A52 S7613 2019 ✔ Available Place Hold

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