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The Resource Transnational frontiers : the American West in France, Emily C. Burns

Transnational frontiers : the American West in France, Emily C. Burns

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Transnational frontiers : the American West in France
Title
Transnational frontiers
Title remainder
the American West in France
Statement of responsibility
Emily C. Burns
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Language
eng
Summary
When Buffalo Bill's Wild West show traveled to Paris in 1889, the New York Times reported that the exhibition would be managed to suit French ideas. But where had those French ideas of the American West come from? And how had they, in turn, shaped the notions of "cowboys and Indians" that captivated the French imagination during the Gilded Age" Emily C. Burns maps the complex fin-de-siècle cultural exchanges that revealed, defined, and altered images of the American West. This illustrated visual history shows how American artists, writers, and tourists traveling to France exported the dominant frontier narrative that presupposed manifest destiny - and how Native American performers with Buffalo Bill's Wild West and other traveling groups challenged that view. Many French artists and illustrators plied this imagery as well. At the 1900 World's Fair in Paris, sculptures of American cowboys conjured a dynamic and adventurous West, while portraits of American Indians on vases evoked an indigenous people frozen in primitivity. At the same time, representations of Lakota performers, as well as the performers themselves, deftly negotiated the politics of American Indian assimilation and sought alternative spaces abroad. For French artists and enthusiasts, the West served as a fulcrum for the construction of an American cultural identity, offering a chance to debate ideas of primitivism and masculinity that bolstered their own colonialist discourses. By examining this process, Burns reveals the interconnections between American western art and Franco-American artistic exchange between 1865 and 1915. --
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Burns, Emily C
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government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The Charles M. Russell Center series on art and photography of the American West
Series volume
volume 29
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  • Indians of North America
  • West (U.S.)
  • France
  • France
  • France
  • United States
  • France
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Transnational frontiers : the American West in France, Emily C. Burns
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-222) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
ocn995805987
Dimensions
28 cm.
Extent
xi, 231 pages
Isbn
9780806160030
Lccn
2017035329
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
(OCoLC)995805987
Label
Transnational frontiers : the American West in France, Emily C. Burns
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-222) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
ocn995805987
Dimensions
28 cm.
Extent
xi, 231 pages
Isbn
9780806160030
Lccn
2017035329
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
(OCoLC)995805987

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