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The Materiality of Color: The Production, Circulation, and Application of Dyes and Pigments, 1400–1800 Ed. by Andrea Feeser, Maureen Daly Goggin, and Beth Fowkes Tobin (review)

The Materiality of Color: The Production, Circulation, and Application of Dyes and Pigments,... Recent Work in Early American Visual Culture{ 567 art historians, and those working on the Black Atlantic. However, although historians are an underrepresented bunch among the contributors, cultural historians as well as historians of the Atlantic world, African-American history, and the African diaspora also will find value in the work. The authors have done much to erase the erasure that has characterized slave portraiture in the Atlantic world for so long. zara anishanslin City University of New York The Materiality of Color: The Production, Circulation, and Application of Dyes and Pigments, 1400­1800 Edited by andrea feeser, maureen daly goggin, and beth fowkes tobin Farnham, UK: Ashgate, 2012 333 pp. Spices still get most of the credit for inspiring maritime expeditions in the so-called Age of Discovery. But the Metropolitan Museum's 2013 exhibition Interwoven Globe: The Worldwide Textile Trade, 1500­1800 helped the general public see what cultural historians have long understood: the desire for color is what drove Europeans to find new trading partners around the world. Pigments and vibrant products dominated international trade until the synthesis of chemical dyes in the mid-nineteenth century. The Materiality of Color gives life to this history, offering new scholarship on the objects http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Early American Literature University of North Carolina Press

The Materiality of Color: The Production, Circulation, and Application of Dyes and Pigments, 1400–1800 Ed. by Andrea Feeser, Maureen Daly Goggin, and Beth Fowkes Tobin (review)

Early American Literature , Volume 50 (2) – Jun 21, 2015

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Recent Work in Early American Visual Culture{ 567 art historians, and those working on the Black Atlantic. However, although historians are an underrepresented bunch among the contributors, cultural historians as well as historians of the Atlantic world, African-American history, and the African diaspora also will find value in the work. The authors have done much to erase the erasure that has characterized slave portraiture in the Atlantic world for so long. zara anishanslin City University of New York The Materiality of Color: The Production, Circulation, and Application of Dyes and Pigments, 1400­1800 Edited by andrea feeser, maureen daly goggin, and beth fowkes tobin Farnham, UK: Ashgate, 2012 333 pp. Spices still get most of the credit for inspiring maritime expeditions in the so-called Age of Discovery. But the Metropolitan Museum's 2013 exhibition Interwoven Globe: The Worldwide Textile Trade, 1500­1800 helped the general public see what cultural historians have long understood: the desire for color is what drove Europeans to find new trading partners around the world. Pigments and vibrant products dominated international trade until the synthesis of chemical dyes in the mid-nineteenth century. The Materiality of Color gives life to this history, offering new scholarship on the objects

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Early American LiteratureUniversity of North Carolina Press

Published: Jun 21, 2015

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