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The Uses of Excess in Visual and Material Culture, 1600-2010

edited by Julia Skelly (Concordia University, Canada)
Format
Book
Published
Farnham, Surrey ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, [2014]
Language
English
ISBN
9781409442370, 1409442373
Contents
  • Introduction: the uses of excess / Julia Skelly
  • All that glitters: diamonds and constructions of nabobery in British portraits, 1600-1800 / Romita Ray
  • 'Every other place it could be placed with advantage': ladies-in-waiting at the British court and the 'excessive' display of ceramics as art objects, 1689-1740 / Eric Weichel
  • Consuming excess: pronk poppenhuisen and the dollhouses of Sara Rothé van Amstel / Michelle Moseley-Christian
  • Excess, fetish, exotic: the profusion and confusion of virtual things in Victorian painting / Julie F. Codell
  • Excess on the walls: Victorian exhibition culture and the anxieties of art and commerce / Anne Helmreich
  • The paradox of excess: Oscar Wilde, caricature, and consumption / Julia Skelly
  • Toronto's Casa Loma: from nostalgia to glamour and back again / Alla Myzelev
  • Homosexuality/modernism/nationalism: between excess and exile in 1920s Europe / John Potvin
  • Excesses of the bawdy body: John Wentworth Russell and his modern girls, 1927-1935 / Karen Stanworth
  • For the love of God: excess, ambivalence, and Damien Hirst's diamond skull / Jeremy Biles
  • 'Your asshole is hanging outside of your body?': excess, AIDs, and shame in the theater of Sky Gilbert / Dirk Gindt.
Description
xvi, 304 pages, 4 pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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