From An Antique Land

From An Antique Land

Visual Representations Of The Highlands, 1700--1880

eBook - 2013
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This book looks at visual images as an alternative and undervalued source of evidence for ideas about the Scottish G© idhealtachd in the period 1700 to 1880. Illustrated with 100 plates, this work brings together many little known and previously unrelated images. Addressing the textual bias inherent in Scottish historical studies, the book examines a broad range of maps, plans, paintings, drawings, sketches and printed images, arguing that the concept of antiquity was the single most powerful influence driving the visual representation of the Highlands and Islands from 1700 to 1880 and beyond. Successive chapters look at archaeological, ethnological, and geological motives for visualizing the Highlands, and at the bias in favor of antiquity that resulted from the spread of these intellectual influences into the fine arts. The book concludes that hallmarked visual representations of the region resulted in a preservationist mentality that has had powerful repercussions for approaches to Highland issues down to the present day.
Publisher: ©2013
[Place of publication not identified] :, Birlinn Ltd,, [2013]
Copyright Date: ©2013
ISBN: 9781495651359
Characteristics: 1 online resource (256 pages)
Additional Contributors: Freading (Firm)

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