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Author Gill Lui, Elizabeth, 1951-

Title Building diplomacy / Elizabeth Gill Lui, photography and commentary ; Keya Keita, cultural montages ; essay by Jane C. Loeffler ; Kevin Spence, project coordinator.

Imprint Ithaca, N.Y. : Distributed by Cornell University Press in association with Four Stops Press, Los Angeles, California, ©2004.


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 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    725.17 GIL    Available
Description 267 pages : color illustrations, maps ; 31 cm
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Note "An ADST-DACOR diplomats and diplomacy book."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 260-261).
Contents Cultural montages / Keya Keita -- Color plates and commentary / Elizabeth Gill Lui -- Preface / Elizabeth Gill Lui -- Building diplomacy / Elizabeth Gill Lui -- Embassy architecture as politics and symbol / Jane C. Loeffler -- Western hemisphere -- Africa -- Near East and South Asia -- East Asia and Pacific -- Europe -- Through the moving lens / Keya Keita -- App. A. Properties and architects -- App. B. Victims of violence -- App. C. Artwork identification.
Summary Elizabeth Gill Lui traveled to fifty countries to photograph American embassies, chanceries, and ambassadors' residences. This record of her journey includes approximately five hundred interior and exterior views shot by Lui with a large-format camera. Keya Keita, Lui's daughter and partner on the project, shot a live-action documentary of embassies and the cultural milieu of each nation Lui and Keita visited. The text includes an essay by Jane Loeffler detailing the history of the U.S. Department of State's building program. The author makes a case that embassy architecture is a critical aspect of American identity on the international landscape and can be formative in defining a new cultural diplomacy in the twenty-first century.
Subject Embassy buildings -- United States.
Diplomatic and consular service, American -- Buildings.
Added Author Keita, Keya, 1976-
Loeffler, Jane C., 1947-
ISBN 0801443261 (alk. paper)
9780801443268 (alk. paper)

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