Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 January 2012

188 Pages | 40 Illustrations, black & white

9.4 x 6.7 inches

ISBN: 9780719069413

Bookseller Code (06)


Art, ethnography and the life of objects

Paris, c.1925-35

Julia Kelly

Published by Manchester University Press

Critical Perspectives in Art History MUP

  • Provides an important model for cross-disciplinary historical work, as it brings texts, images and archival materials relating to ethnography into conjunction with art historical analysis
  • By shifting attention away from 'source-spotting', it opens up ways of revising our understanding of modern art's relationship to colonial materials
  • Tackles the concept of 'ethnographic surrealism', made famous by cultural historian James Clifford and generally identified with a broad-based critical juxtaposition of cultural values

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