The Glamour of Strangeness

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  • Author : Jamie James
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Pages : 384 pages
  • ISBN : 0374711321
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The Glamour of Strangeness

The Glamour of Strangeness
  • Author : Jamie James
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Release : 09 August 2016
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From the early days of steamship travel, artists stifled by the culture of their homelands fled to islands, jungles, and deserts in search of new creative and emotional frontiers. Their flight inspired a unique body of work that doesn't fit squarely within the Western canon, yet may be some of the most original statements we have about the range and depth of the artistic imagination. Focusing on six principal subjects, Jamie James locates "a lost national school" of artists who

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