By Tricia Cusack

The water's area, even if shore or riverbank, is a marginal territory that turns into invested with layers of that means. The essays during this assortment current exciting views on how the water's area has been imagined and represented somewhere else at numerous instances and the way this technique contributed to the formation of social identities. paintings and identification on the Water's part focuses upon nationwide coastlines and maritime history; on rivers and beach as areas of liminality and websites of conflicting identities; and at the aspect as a vacationer environment. Such subject matters are regarding different kinds of artwork, together with portray, structure, maps, images, and picture. issues variety from the South African beach hotel of Durban to the French Riviera. The essays discover successive ideological mappings of the Jordan River, and the way Czech cubist structure and portray formed a brand new nationalist examining of the Vltava riverbanks. They research post-Hurricane Katrina New Orleans as a filmic spectacle that questions assumptions approximately American id, and the coast depicted as a domain of patriotism in nineteenth-century British portray. the gathering demonstrates how waterside constructions similar to maritime museums and lighthouses, and visible pictures of the water's facet, have contributed to the development of cultural and nationwide identities.

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