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Author Foster, Jeremy (Jeremy A.), 1955-

Title Washed with sun : landscape and the making of white South Africa / Jeremy Foster
Published Pittsburgh, Pa. : University of Pittsburgh Press, [2008]
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 336 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
Contents Introduction: landscape, character, and analogical imagination -- From imperialism to nationalism: South Africanism and the politics of white nationhood -- Visual representation, discursive landscape, and "a simple life in a genial climate" -- Between corporeality and representation: theoretical and methodological excursus -- Baden-Powell and the Siege of Mafeking: the enactment of mythical place -- John Buchan's Hesperides: the aesthetics of improvement on the highveld -- Prospect, materiality, and the horizons of potentiality on Parktown Ridge -- Mrs. Everard's lonely career: the Komati Valley and the depiction of nostalgic displacement -- Modernity, memory, and the South African railways: the iconography of emptiness -- The life and afterlife of a contrapuntal subjectivity
Summary South Africa is recognized as a site of both political turmoil and natural beauty, and yet little work has been done in connecting these defining national characteristics. Washed with Sun achieves this conjunction in its multidisciplinary study of South Africa as a space at once natural and constructed. Weaving together practical, aesthetic, and ideological analyses, Jeremy Foster examines the role of landscape in forming the cultural iconographies and spatialities that shaped the imaginary geography of emerging nationhood. Looking in particular at the years following the British victory in
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 307-326) and index
Notes Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
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Subject Arts and society -- South Africa -- History -- 20th century.
Landscapes in art.
Landscapes -- Psychological aspects.
Whites -- Race identity -- South Africa.
South Africa -- In art.
Genre/Form Art.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0822980355 (electronic bk.)
9780822980353 (electronic bk.)
(cloth ; alk. paper)
(paperback; alk. paper)
(cloth ; alk. paper)
(paperback; alk. paper)