Picturing the Pacific

Picturing the Pacific

Author: James Taylor

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472955456

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 393

Download BOOK »

For over 50 years between the 1760s and the early 19th century, the pioneers who sailed from Europe to explore the Pacific brought back glimpses of a new world in the form of oil paintings, watercolors and drawings--a sensational view of a part of the world few would ever see. Today these works represent a fascinating and inspiring perspective from the frontier of discovery. It was Sir Joseph Banks, President of the Royal Society, who popularized the placement of professional artists on British ships of exploration. They captured striking and memorable images of everything they encountered: exotic landscapes, beautiful flora and fauna, as well as remarkable portraits of indigenous peoples. These earliest views of the Pacific were designed to promote the new world as enticing, to make it seem familiar, to encourage further exploration and, ultimately, British settlement. Drawing on both private and public collections from around the world, this lavish book collects oil paintings, watercolors, drawings, prints and other documents from those voyages, and presents a unique glimpse into an age where science and art became irrevocably entwined.
Endeavour
Language: en
Pages: 432
Authors: Peter Moore
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-08-23 - Publisher: Random House

THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER. An inventive biography of one of the most famous ships of all time – an alluring combination of history, adventure and science. ‘HISTORY BOOK OF THE YEAR’ Christopher Hart, Sunday Times From Johnson’s Dictionary to campaigns for liberty, the Enlightenment was an age of endeavours. ‘Endeavour’
Johann Reinhold Forster and the Making of Natural History on Cook's Second Voyage, 1772–1775
Language: en
Pages: 240
Authors: Anne Mariss
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-09-09 - Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

The book examines the role of German scholar Johann Reinhold Forster, who served as principal naturalist on James Cook’s second voyage of exploration to the Pacific from 1772 to 1775. It examines how Forster contributed to our knowledge of natural history on a daily basis aboard the Resolution.
The Multifarious Mr. Banks
Language: en
Pages: 386
Authors: Toby Musgrave
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-06-30 - Publisher: Yale University Press

A fascinating life of Sir Joseph Banks which restores him to his proper place in history as a leading scientific figure of the English Enlightenment As official botanist on James Cook's first circumnavigation, the longest-serving president of the Royal Society, advisor to King George III, the "father of Australia," and
Picturing the Pacific
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: James Taylor
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-09-20 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

For over 50 years between the 1760s and the early 19th century, the pioneers who sailed from Europe to explore the Pacific brought back glimpses of a new world in the form of oil paintings, watercolors and drawings--a sensational view of a part of the world few would ever see.
Rediscovering Objects from Islamic Lands in Enlightenment Europe
Language: en
Pages: 188
Authors: Isabelle Dolezalek, Mattia Guidetti
Categories: Art
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-12-31 - Publisher: Routledge

This book argues that the provenance of early modern and medieval objects from Islamic lands was largely forgotten until the "long" eighteenth century, when the first efforts were made to reconnect them with the historical contexts in which they were produced. For the first time, these Islamicate objects were read,