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In our next special issue, entitled "Precarious Past? Research on Baroque Architecture in East Central Europe under Socialism", authors from Lithuania, Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary survey the interpretative modells applied to Baroque architecture by architectural historians in Eastern Europe during the Cold War era. Guest-editors: Michaela Marek and Eva Pluhařová-Grigienė, Humboldt-University, Berlin.

0209 Rodney T. Swan, Symbolism and Allusion in Matisse’s Jazz

Henri Matisse's "Jazz" became one of the most celebrated livres d'artiste of the 20th century. The images, created during the German Occupation of France, were embedded with symbols of cultural resistance, while his text, which he composed after the defeat of the Germans, reflected the transition to a post-Liberation France. […]

0196 Hilke Thode-Arora, The Romanticized Māori

The impact of cartes de visite, photographs and postcards sent overseas in large numbers must have been immense, creating and perpetuating stereotyped images of Māori people. However, the 1890s brought an increasing acceptance and appropriation of photographs by Māori people themselves […].

0191 Stephen Turner, The Currency of Gottfried Lindauer’s Māori Portraits

This article addresses the relations between painting, photography and settler colonialism in the nineteenth century through Lindauer's Māori portraits: While commissioners and curators of his Māori portraits situate his paintings within a metropolitan regime of evaluation which is underpinned by distance and debt, the portraits are also vehicles for currency of another kind […].

0190 Roger Blackley, Māori and Portraiture

This paper places the example of Lindauer into a wider context of Māori enthusiasm for and engagement with the genre of portraiture. It claims that the indigenous patronage of portraiture […]

0189 Alexandra Karentzos and Miriam Oesterreich, Editorial

The essays assembled for this special issue reflect in microcosm current larger research and archival work and are thus able to place the work of the artist, hitherto discussed mostly in an ethnographic context, into an already globalized framework shaped by transcultural contacts.