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The Resource Picturing the pacific : Joseph Banks and the shipboard artists of Cook and Flinders, James Taylor

Picturing the pacific : Joseph Banks and the shipboard artists of Cook and Flinders, James Taylor

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Picturing the pacific : Joseph Banks and the shipboard artists of Cook and Flinders
Title
Picturing the pacific
Title remainder
Joseph Banks and the shipboard artists of Cook and Flinders
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James Taylor
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Joseph Banks and the shipboard artists of Cook and Flinders
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Language
eng
Summary
For over 50 years between the 1760s and the early 19th century, the pioneers who sailed from Europe to explore the Pacific brought back glimpses of this new world in the form of oil paintings, watercolours and drawings - a sensational view of a part of the world few would ever see. Today these works represent a fascinating and inspiring perspective from the frontier of discovery. It was Sir Joseph Banks, President of the Royal Society, who popularised the placement of professional artists on British ships of exploration. They captured striking and memorable images of everything they encountered: exotic landscapes, beautiful flora and fauna, as well as remarkable portraits of indigenous peoples. These earliest views of the Pacific, particularly Australia, were designed to promote the new world as enticing, to make it seem familiar, to encourage further exploration and, ultimately, British settlement. Drawing on both private and public collections from around the world, this lavish book collects together oil paintings, watercolours, drawings, prints and other documents from those voyages, and presents a unique glimpse into an age where science and art became irrevocably entwined
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
TOH
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1963-
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Taylor, James
Dewey number
704.9499
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Banks, Joseph
  • Travel in art
  • Voyages and travels
  • Painting
Label
Picturing the pacific : Joseph Banks and the shipboard artists of Cook and Flinders, James Taylor
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000064340951
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
256 pages
Isbn
9781472955432
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), color maps
Label
Picturing the pacific : Joseph Banks and the shipboard artists of Cook and Flinders, James Taylor
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000064340951
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
256 pages
Isbn
9781472955432
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), color maps

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