Journals Higher Education



Published: 31 August 2011

240 Pages | 8 Illustrations, colour, 50 Illustrations, black & white

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780719084812

Bookseller Code (06)


Vertiginous Mirrors

The animation of the visual image and early modern travel

Rose Marie San Juan

Published by Manchester University Press

Rethinking Arts Histories MUP

  • Shifts the framework through which interconnected European/colonized areas can be understood through the examination not only of the actual "content" of visual culture but its patterns of dissemination Uses four case studies which are strange, compelling and seductive in the sense of drawing readers into the critical framework that the author develops to discuss the unusual fortunes of some very unusual images Challenges the viewer to consider various registers of vision in relation to cultural and historical difference
  • The final chapter discusses the body as a relic - the dismemberment and dispersal of the body or St Francis Xavier

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