Murals and Tourism: Heritage, Politics and Identity by Jonathan Skinner,Lee Jolliffe

By Jonathan Skinner,Lee Jolliffe

Around the realm, travelers are attracted to stopover at work of art painted on partitions. even if historical past asset, legacy leftover, or contested paintings house, the mural is greater than an easy vacationer charm or unintentional element of tourism fabric tradition. They convey anything in regards to the politics, history and identification of the destinations being visited, even if a medieval fresco in an Italian church, or smooth political paintings present in Belfast or Tehran.

This interdisciplinary and hugely foreign booklet explores tourism round work of art which are both evolving or have transitioned as tools of politics, history and id. It explores the varied messaging of those work of art: their construction, interpretation, advertising and – every now and then – destruction. It argues that the mural is greater than an easy vacationer appeal or unintended element of tourism fabric tradition.

Murals and Tourism can be invaluable studying for these drawn to cultural geography, tourism, history reports and the visible arts.

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