Fiona Pardington : the pressure of sunlight falling / edited by Kriselle Baker and Elizabeth Rankin.
By: Pardington, Fiona.
Contributor(s): Baker, Kriselle | Rankin, Elizabeth | Govett-Brewster Art Gallery | Two Rooms (Gallery) | Mus�ee de l'homme (Mus�eum national d'histoire naturelle).Material type: TextPublisher: Dunedin, N.Z. : Otago University Press, 2011Description: 160 pages : illustrations (some color), color map, portraits ; 35 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781877578090; 1877578096.Other title: Pressure of sunlight falling.Subject(s): Pardington, Fiona, 1961- | Dumoutier, Pierre-Marie Alexandre, 1797-1871 | Dumont d'Urville, Jules-S�ebastien-C�esar, 1790-1842 | Dumoutier, Pierre Marie Alexandre | Pardington, Fiona | Dumont d'Urville, Jules-S�ebastien-C�esar, 1790-1842 | Pardington, Fiona, 1961- | 1800-1999 | Portrait photography -- New Zealand -- 20th century | Pacific Islanders -- Portraits | Phrenology -- France -- History -- 19th century | Plaster casts | Photographers -- New Zealand | Ethnology -- Oceania | Photography, Artistic | Mahi toi | Whakaaturanga toi ataata | Pacific Islanders | Phrenology | Plaster casts | Portrait photography | Pardington, Fiona, 1961- | Dumoutier, Pierre-Marie | Dumont d'Urville, Jules-Sebastien-Cesar, 1790-1842 | Portrait photography -- New Zealand -- 20th century | Phrenology -- France -- History -- 19th century | Photography -- New Zealand -- 20th century | Maori (New Zealand people) -- Portraits | France | New ZealandGenre/Form: History. | Portraits.DDC classification: 704.9089995 Other classification: J405.612
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:
European explorers of the Pacific in the 18th and early 19th centuries faced a problem - how to describe the people they met and report what they had seen and found. From Cook onwards, a serious expedition included artists and scientists in its ship's company. An ambitious journey of the 19th century was the third voyage of the French explorer Dumont d'Urville, from 1837 to 1840. It was just before the invention of photography, when phrenology, the study of people's skulls, was the latest thing. D'Urville chose to take on the voyage an eminent phrenologist, Pierre-Marie Dumoutier, to preserve likenesses of people by making life casts. When the expedition returned to France, the casts were displayed, and later stored in the Musée de l'Homme in Paris, to be joined eventually by other casts from Dumoutier's collection, including those of the d'Urville and Dumoutier families. All were overtaken by photography and history.
Published in association with the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery and Two Rooms Gallery ; and coincides with the opening of a major travelling exhibition.
Includes essays by leading scholars in Pacific history, art and photography, on subjects as diverse as phrenology and cast-making, the voyage, and the identity of M�aori casts.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 154-157).
In search of the present: Fiona Pardington's �Ahua / Kriselle Baker and Elizabeth Rankin -- Embossing the abyss: the work of Fiona Pardington / David Elliott -- The truth of lineage: time and t�a moko / Kriselle Baker -- Images by Fiona Pardington: Dumont d'Urville and Dumoutier families -- Moulages du temps perdu: a voyage and its relics / Nicholas Thomas -- Images by Fiona Pardington: Gambier Islands (Mangareva), Hawaii, Samoa, Fiji, Solomon Islands -- Dumoutier's artifacts: a distant glimmer of ghosts / Yves le Fur -- Images by Fiona Pardington: Caroline Islands, Mariana Islands, Papua New Guinea -- Facing difference: casts as document and display / Elizabeth Rankin -- Documents, specimens, portraits: Dumoutier's Oceanic casts / Stacy L. Kamehiro -- He �ahua t�ipuna: faces of the ancestors / Ross Calman -- Kei tua o te aka = Beyond the husk / Ariana Tikao -- Images by Fiona Pardington: Aotearoa New Zealand -- Et la t�ete: casting heads in the Pacific / Anne Salmond -- Images by Fiona Pardington: Timor, La R�eunion, Madagascar, Mozambique -- Dramatis personae.
"An ambitious journey of the nineteenth century was the third voyage of the French explorer Dumont d'Urville, from 1837-1840. It was just before the invention of photography, when phrenology, the study of people's skulls, was the latest thing. D'Urville chose to take on the voyage an eminent phrenologist, Pierre-Marie Dumoutier, to preserve likenesses of people by making life casts ... Fiona Pardington first learned of the life casts in 2007, which initiated a four-year project. It took her from Auckland to the Mus�ee de l'Homme [in Paris], as she researched and photographed some of more than fifty casts of M�aori, Pacific and European heads, including casts of her Ng�ai Tahu ancestors"--Jacket flap.
In English with some M�aori.