Relationships between travel, tourism and art: an introduction

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Art, in its many forms, has long played an important role in people’s imagination, experience and remembrance of places, cultures and travels as well as in their motivation to travel. Travel and tourism, on the other hand, have also inspired numerous artists and featured in many artworks. The fascinating relationships between travel, tourism and art encompass a wide range of phenomena from historical Grand Tours during which a number of travellers experienced or produced artwork, to present-day travel inspired by art, artworks produced by contemporary travellers or artworks produced by locals for tourist consumption. Focusing on the representations of touristic places, locals, travellers and tourists in artworks; the role of travel and tourism in inspiring artists; as well as the role of art and artwork in imagining, experiencing and remembering places and motivating travel and tourism; this edited volume provides a space for an exploration of both historical and contemporary relationships between travel, tourism and art. Bringing together scholars from a wide range of disciplines and fields of study including geography, anthropology, history, philosophy, and urban, cultural, tourism, art and leisure studies, this volume discusses a range of case studies across different art forms and locales.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTravel, tourism and art
EditorsT. Rakic, J. Lester
Place of PublicationAbingdon, UK
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9781472410399
Publication statusPublished - 18 Dec 2013

Publication series

NameCurrent Developments in the Geographies of Leisure and Tourism


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