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Painted People

Narator: Henry Nott

Durata: 9h 37m

In 1881, a writer in the Saturday Review called tattooing ‘an art without a history’. ‘No-one’, it went on, ‘has made it the business of his life to study the development of tattooing.’ Until now. In 1881, a writer in the Saturday Review called tattooing ‘an art without a history’. ‘No-one’, it went on, ‘has made it the business of his life to study the development of tattooing.’ Until now. Painted People is a beguiling and intimate look at an untold history of humanity. The earliest tattoos yet identified belonged to Ötzi, the ‘iceman’, whose mummy allows us a brief glimpse into the prehistory of the practice. We know that over the more than five thousand years since he was tattooed, countless cultures have performed this ancient practice, and people in every corner of the world have been tattooed. For the most part, these fascinating histories remain stubbornly untold, and the secrets of Siberian princesses, Chinese generals and Victorian socialites have been hidden on the skin, under layers of clothing and under layers of history. Now with access to a wealth of new and unreported material, this book will roll up its sleeves and reveal the artwork hidden beneath them. In Painted People, Dr Matt Lodder, one of the world’s foremost experts on tattooing, tells the stories of people like Arnaq, who was tattooed in keeping with her cultural and religious traditions in sixteenth-century Canada, and Horace Ridler, who was tattooed as a means to make money in 1930s London. And in between these two extremes, he describes tattoos inked for love, for loyalty, for sedition and espionage and for self-expression, as well as tattoos inflicted on the unwilling, to ostracise. Taken together, these twenty-one tattoos paint a portrait of humanity as both artist and canvas. ‘Intriguing and thoughtful’ Shahidaha Bari, Literary Review ‘Fascinating’ Stories & Ink Dr Matt Lodder is the UK’s foremost expert on the history of tattooing. A Senior Lecturer in Art History and Theory at the University of Essex, his research primarily concerns the history of Western tattooing from the seventeenth century to the present day. Matt has given invited lectures at museums around the world, and has written about tattooing for publications including the Guardian and History Today. His major exhibition, ‘British Tattoo Art Revealed’, toured the UK from 2017–2020. A UNIVERSAL CULTURAL PRACTICESome 34% of Britons between the age of 20 and 40 are tattooed in some way; those percentages are similar in America, and higher in Central Europe. THE FIRST COMPREHENSIVE NARRATIVE HISTORY OF TATTOOSThere is nothing comparative to Painted People on the market. The only books remotely similar are The Tattoo Dictionary by Trent Aitken-Smith and The World Atlas of Tattoo by Anna Felicity Friedman. This will be the first global history of its kind. Competition: Black Tudors: The Untold Story;The;Five: Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper;Golden Thread;Secret Lives of Colour;A History of the World in 100 Objects;Russian Criminal Tattoo encyclopedia;You are fucking magical;more. Miranda Kaufmann;Hallie Rubenhold;Kassia St Clair;Neil MacGregor
Publicat de: HarperCollins Publishers

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