Both frightening and familiar: David Lynch's Twin Peaks and the North American suburb

Tobe, Renee (2003) Both frightening and familiar: David Lynch's Twin Peaks and the North American suburb. In: Visual culture and tourism. Berg, pp. 241-257. ISBN 1859735835

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From postcards and paintings to photography and film, tourism and visual culture have a long-standing history of mutual entanglement. For centuries art has inspired many an intrepid traveller, and tourism provides an insatiable market for indigenous art, authentic or otherwise. This book explores the complex association between tourism and visual culture throughout history and across cultures. How has tourism been linked to images of colonial expansion? Why are we so intrigued by lost places, such as Tutankhamun's tomb or Machu Picchu, South Americas lost city of the Incas? What is the relationship between art, tourism and landscape preference? What role did commercial tourist photographers play in the imagination of Victorian Britain? Drawing upon examples from across the globe, this exciting new contribution to a popular subject illustrates how tourism and visual culture intersect with one another and in the process become contested ground.
Table of Contents
Introduction Part 1: Sites and Images 1. From 'Women's Lib' to 'Palestinian Women': The Politics of Picture Postcards in Palestnie / Israel, Annelies Moors 2. Algeria In and Out of the Frame: Visuality and Cultural Tourism in the Nineteenth Century, Deborah Cherry 3. Henri Chapu's Provincial Monuments to Jena-Francois Millet: Legitimizing the Peasant-Painter through Tourism, Bradley Fratello 4. Open-Air Museums and the Tourist Gaze, Stephen F. Mills 5. British Photographers and Tourism in the Nineteenth Century: Three Case Studies, Robin Lenman 6. Artists as Drivers of the Tour Bus: Landscape Painting as a Spur to Tourism, Peter Howard 7. North to South: Paradigm Shifts in European Art and Tourism, 1880-1920, Nina Lubbren 8. Picture Essay: Souvenir Bangkok, Davide Derio Part 2: Practices and Encounters 9. Unlosing Lost Places: Image Making, Tourism and the Return to Terra Cognita, Roger Balm and Briavel Holcomb 10. Holocaust Tourism: Being There, Looking Back and the Ethics of Spatial Memory, Griselda Pollock 11. Joe's Bar, Douglas, Isle of Man: Photographic Representations of Holidaymakers in the 1950s, Duog Sandle 12. Straight Ways and Loss: The Tourist Encounter with Woodlands and Forests, Simon Evans and Martin Spaul 13. tourist:pioneer:hybrid: London Bridge, the Mirage in the Arizona Desert, Daniel Jewesbury 14. Frightening and Familiar: David Lynch's Twin Peaks and the North American Suburb, Renee Tobe 15. Mountains and Landscapes: Towards Embodied Visualities, Eeva Jokinen and Soile Veijola

Keywords:Architecture, Literature, North America
Subjects:K Architecture, Building and Planning > K100 Architecture
Divisions:College of Arts > School of Architecture & Design > School of Architecture & Design (Architecture)
ID Code:1177
Deposited On:14 Sep 2007

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