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The Glamour of Strangeness

The Glamour of Strangeness
Artists and the Last Age of the Exotic

by Jamie James

  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Release : 2016-08-09
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 0374711321
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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From the early days of steamship travel, artists stifled by the culture of their homelands fled to islands, jungles, and deserts in search of new creative and emotional frontiers. Their flight inspired a unique body of work that doesn't fit squarely within the Western canon, yet may be some of the most original statements we have about the range and depth of the artistic imagination. Focusing on six principal subjects, Jamie James locates "a lost national school" of artists who left their homes for the unknown. There is Walter Spies, the devastatingly handsome German painter who remade his life in Bali; Raden Saleh, the Javanese painter who found fame in Europe; Isabelle Eberhardt, a Russian-Swiss writer who roamed the Sahara dressed as an Arab man; the American experimental filmmaker Maya Deren, who went to Haiti and became a committed follower of voodoo. From France, Paul Gauguin left for Tahiti; and Victor Segalen, a naval doctor, poet, and novelist, immersed himself in classical Chinese civilization in imperial Peking. In The Glamour of Strangeness, James evokes these extraordinary lives in portraits that bring the transcultural artist into sharp relief. Drawing on his own career as a travel writer and years of archival research uncovering previously unpublished letters and journals, James creates a penetrating study of the powerful connection between art and the exotic.

Some Sketches

Some Sketches
A Book

by Architectural Review

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1918
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Eleventh House

The Eleventh House
Memoirs

by Hudson Strode

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1975
  • Pages : 312
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Bronze Drums

The Bronze Drums
A Book

by Jean Lartéguy

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1967
  • Pages : 420
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Later Wordsworth

The Later Wordsworth
A Book

by Edith Clara Batho

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1963
  • Pages : 417
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Giant Anthology of Science Fiction

The Giant Anthology of Science Fiction
10 Complete Short Novels

by Leo Margulies,Oscar Jerome Friend

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1954
  • Pages : 580
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Six Ways to Get a Job

Six Ways to Get a Job
A Book

by Paul W. Boynton

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1951
  • Pages : 136
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Great Western Trail

The Great Western Trail
A Book

by Clinton Parks Lampman

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1939
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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European

European
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1954
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The European

The European
The Journal of Opposition

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1954
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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T.E. Lawrence Symposium Proceedings

T.E. Lawrence Symposium Proceedings
A Collection of the Presentations Made at the T.E. Lawrence Symposium, Held May 20-21, 1988, at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California, on the Occasion of the 100th Anniversary of the Birth of Thomas Edward Lawrence, the Man and Legend Known as Lawrence of Arabia

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1988
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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South by Thunderbird

South by Thunderbird
A Book

by Hudson Strode

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1945
  • Pages : 430
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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About 70 pages have been added to cover South American history from 1937 to 1945.

Strange Harbors

Strange Harbors
A Book

by John Biguenet,Sidney Wade

  • Publisher : Two Lines Press
  • Release : 2008
  • Pages : 289
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Like sailing into new ports of call, Strange Harbors suggests that reading the world's literature can ignite affinities across languages and literary traditions - and that the art of translation can distill familiar experiences from disparate lands. Featuring a special focus on Turkish poetry and a preview of Edith Grossman's latest work, Strange Harbors ferries poetry and fiction from eighteen languages and twenty-three countries to English-language readers. Highlights include: A Catalonian twist on painter Edward Hopper's noir Americana; A Romanian tale about a bizarre contest at a communist beach resort where the top prize is a paddleboat ride in the Black Sea with a teen beauty queen; and a story about the devastating legacy of Agent Orange on the people and culture of Vietnam.

Plaque with Laurel, Essays, Reviews & Correspondence

Plaque with Laurel, Essays, Reviews & Correspondence
A Book

by M. Barnard Eldershaw

  • Publisher : University of Queensland Press(Australia)
  • Release : 1995
  • Pages : 283
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The extraordinary literary collaboration of Marjorie Barnard and Flora Eldershaw is represented in this selection of their writing which reflects both their political concerns and their promotion of literary and cultural policy in Australia between the wars.

Art in America

Art in America
A Book

by Frank Jewett Mather,Frederic Fairchild Sherman

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2006
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Morocco

Morocco
A Book

by Insight Guides

  • Publisher : Langenscheidt Publishers
  • Release : 1998
  • Pages : 321
  • ISBN : 9780887297151
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A travel series unlike any other, Insight Guides go beyond the sights and into reality. Their incomparable photojournalistic approach captures the uniqueness of each culture they cover: their traditions, their arts, their history, their lives. The stunning photography is married to compelling text, written by local writers; the people most qualified to convey their culture's secrets.Yes, Insight Guides will tell you which attractions to visit, but they'll also tell you a whole lot more. From the most popular resort cities to the world's most remote and exotic villages, Insight Guides will give you the insider's perspective you need to truly experience any destination you visit.Insight Guides serve many purposes. They are ideal for planning a trip. And, they're wonderful souvenirs to treasure for years after. Even the armchair traveler can be swept away by their magnificent content and experience the world from the comfort of home.Many international and domestic and domestic destinations also offer companion FlexiMaps, an innovative laminated folding map specially designed for the discriminating traveler.

The Strangeness of Noel Carton

The Strangeness of Noel Carton
A Book

by William Caine

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1920
  • Pages : 302
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Image of a Society

Image of a Society
A Book

by Roy Broadbent Fuller

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1963
  • Pages : 188
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Hearth and the Strangeness

The Hearth and the Strangeness
A Book

by N. Martin Kramer

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1956
  • Pages : 402
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Strange Death of Scottish History

The Strange Death of Scottish History
A Book

by Marinell Ash

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1980
  • Pages : 166
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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