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Author Gaudio, Michael.

Title Engraving the savage : the New World and techniques of civilization / Michael Gaudio
Published Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, ©2008


Description 1 online resource (xxv, 207 pages) : illustrations
Contents Introduction: White pebbles in the dark forest -- Savage marks: the scriptive techniques of early modern ethnography -- Making sense of smoke: engraving and ornament in de Bry's America -- Flatness and protuberance: reforming the image in Protestant print culture -- The art of scratch: wood engraving and picture-writing in the 1880s
Summary In this innovative analysis, Michael Gaudio explains how popular engravings of Native American Indians defined the nature of Western civilization by producing an image of its "savage other." Going beyond the notion of the "savage" as an intellectual and ideological construct, Gaudio examines how the tools, materials, and techniques of copperplate engraving shaped Western responses to indigenous peoples
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 167-199) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Indians in art.
Difference (Philosophy) in art.
Art -- Reproduction.
Prints -- Technique.
copies (derivative objects)
ART -- Subjects & Themes -- Portraits.
ART -- Subjects & Themes -- Human Figure.
ART -- History -- General.
Art -- Reproduction
Difference (Philosophy) in art
Indians in art
Prints -- Technique
SUBJECT America -- Discovery and exploration -- Historiography.
Subject America
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780816656530