VISUALIZING EMPIRE, Africa, Europe, and the politics of representation

: Peabody (R.), Nelson (S.) & Thomas (D.) eds.

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191pp., b/w & colour illus., map, paperback, Los Angeles, 2021


“This collection of essays shows how images of France’s colonies were conveyed through photographs, maps, postcards, and even children’s games - and how these shaped ideas about race and colonised peoples.” Apollo

Visualizing Empire: Africa, Europe, and the Politics of Representation offers an engaging and often revelatory analysis of visual materials produced by the French government and commercial enterprises to promote France’s colonial project both at home and abroad.” Tatsiana Zhurauliova, La Gazette Drouot

Contributors: Rebecca Peabody, Steven Nelson, Dominic Thomas, Frances Terpak, Pascal Blanchard, Patricia Morton, Charles Forsdick, Peter Bloom, Michelle Craig, David Murphy and Lauren Taylor.

Rebecca Peabody is head of Research Projects and Programs at the Getty Research Institute.

Steven Nelson is Dean of the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC. He was previously Professor of African and African American art history at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Dominic Thomas is Madeleine L. Letessier Professor and Chair of the Department of European Languages and Transcultural Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles.