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Elias, Ann 1955-

Works: 7 works in 16 publications in 1 language and 365 library holdings
Genres: History  Exhibition catalogs  Academic theses 
Roles: Editor, Author
Classifications: NA2707.W74, 720.92
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Ann Elias
Camouflage cultures : beyond the art of disappearance by Ann Elias( )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Camouflage has been linked with military and natural history contexts, but growing interest in the connections between areas such as ecology, evolution, visual deception and warfare, has taken the concept of camouflage beyond the politics of appearance, the art of disappearance or simple strategies of mimicry. Approaching this subject from the disciplines of art history and theory, art practice, biology, cultural theory, literature and philosophy, this volume greatly expands the reach of camouflage's cultural terrain. The result is a collection that provides a new perspective on the developing discourse of camouflage and contributes to debates about the roles that physical, artistic and social camouflage play in contemporary life."--Back cover
Coral empire : underwater oceans, colonial tropics, visual modernity by Ann Elias( )

6 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From vividly colored underwater photographs of Australia's Great Barrier Reef to life-size dioramas re-creating coral reefs and the bounty of life they sustained, the work of early twentieth-century explorers and photographers fed the public's fascination with reefs. In the 1920s John Ernest Williamson in the Bahamas and Frank Hurley in Australia produced mass-circulated and often highly staged photographs and films that cast corals as industrious, colonizing creatures, and the undersea as a virgin, unexplored, and fantastical territory. In 'Coral Empire' Ann Elias traces the visual and social history of Williamson and Hurley and how their modern media spectacles yoked the tropics and coral reefs to colonialism, racism, and the human domination of nature. Using the labor and knowledge of indigenous peoples while exoticizing and racializing them as inferior Others, Williamson and Hurley sustained colonial fantasies about people of color and the environment as endless resources to be plundered. As Elias demonstrates, their reckless treatment of the sea prefigured attitudes that caused the environmental crises that the oceans and reefs now face
Frank Lloyd Wright and Mason City : architectural heart of the prairie by Roy R Behrens( )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A superb study of what a stellar group of architects accomplished in the Iowa locale, not to mention the vision of the locals" (Universitas). In the early 1900s, Frank Lloyd Wright transformed a small midwestern prairie community into one of the world's most important architectural destinations. Mason City, Iowa, became home to his City National Bank and Park Inn-the last surviving Wright hotel. In addition, his prototype Stockman House helped launch the Prairie School architectural style. Soon after, architect Walter Burley Griffin followed in Wright's footsteps, designing a cluster of Prairie School homes in the Rock Crest/Rock Glen neighborhood. Design historian Roy Behrens leads the way through Mason City's historic development from the Industrial Revolution to the modern era of Frank Lloyd Wright. Includes photos "A fine job of showcasing Wright's work in Mason City while incorporating some of Wright's personal (and scandalous!) history with the evolution of this north central Iowa town." -The Poetry of Sight
Paul Radford : paintings 2002-2007 by Paul Radford( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discrimination and the artist by Ann Elias( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rata Lovell-Smith : a thesis submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts in Art History, University of Auckland, 1979 by Ann Elias( )

3 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Camouflage cultures. Surveillance. Communities. Aesthetics & animals( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"The artists selected for "Camouflage cultures" cross boundaries between painting, video-art, installation, performance art, new media practices and sculpture to address the two key principles of camouflage - concealment and deception..."--Page 11
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Alternative Names
Elias, Anne.

Elias, Anne, 1955-

English (16)