Art and Identity at the Water's Edge by Tricia Cusack

By Tricia Cusack

The water's aspect, even if shore or riverbank, is a marginal territory that turns into invested with layers of that means. The essays during this assortment current fascinating views on how the water's aspect has been imagined and represented somewhere else at a variety of instances and the way this strategy contributed to the formation of social identities. artwork and id on the Water's aspect focuses upon nationwide coastlines and maritime background; on rivers and beach as areas of liminality and websites of conflicting identities; and at the facet as a vacationer atmosphere. Such subject matters are on the topic of different types of artwork, together with portray, structure, maps, images, and picture. subject matters variety from the South African beach hotel of Durban to the French Riviera. The essays discover successive ideological mappings of the Jordan River, and the way Czech cubist structure and portray formed a brand new nationalist examining of the Vltava riverbanks. They study post-Hurricane Katrina New Orleans as a filmic spectacle that questions assumptions approximately American identification, and the coast depicted as a website of patriotism in nineteenth-century British portray. the gathering demonstrates how waterside buildings comparable to maritime museums and lighthouses, and visible pictures of the water's side, have contributed to the development of cultural and nationwide identities.

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