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    DescriptionIn response to conquests in mid-18th-century wars, Britons developed a keen interest in how their colonies actually looked. Artistic representations of these faraway places, claiming topographic accuracy from being "drawn on the spot," became increasingly frequent as the British Empire extended its reach during and after the Seven Years War. This is the first book to examine the country's early imperial landscape art from a broad comparative perspective. Chapters on the West Indies, Canada, the United States, the Pacific, Australia, and India show how British artists linked colonial territories with their homeland. This is both a ravishingly beautiful art book and a historical analysis of how British visual culture entwined with the politics of colonization.

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    Imperial Landscapes
    Britain's Global Visual Culture, 1745-1820
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) John E. Crowley
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 246 mm
    Height: 290 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 1,633 g
    ISBN 13: 9780300170504
    ISBN 10: 0300170505

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.1
    B&T General Subject: 140
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: AGN
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    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBK
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    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
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    BISAC V2.8: ART015030, ART050000
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    DC22: 704.9/436171241
    LC classification: N8214.5.G7 C76 2011
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    DC22: 704.94361712, 704.9436171241
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    Illustrations note
    50 colour illustrations + 100 black-&-white images
    Yale University Press
    Imprint name
    Yale University Press
    Publication date
    19 July 2011
    Publication City/Country
    New Haven
    Author Information
    John E. Crowley is Professor Emeritus of History at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. His books include The Invention of Comfort: Sensibilities and Design in Early Modern Britain and Early America.
    Review quote
    "The book is beautifully illustrated and produced. It is written with idiomatic directness, drives its narrative forward briskly, and makes acute arguments about the ideological implications of the works examined."-Bridget Orr, Huntington Library Quarterly -- Bridget Orr Huntington Library Quarterly "Highly recommended, this masterful analysis by an eminent historian reveals a fascinating chapter in British political history."-Marilyn K. Alaimo, Current Books on Gardening and Botany (Chicago Botanic Garden) -- Marilyn K. Alaimo Chicago Bptanic Garden