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The Resource Art in Britain 1660-1815, David H. Solkin

Art in Britain 1660-1815, David H. Solkin

Label
Art in Britain 1660-1815
Title
Art in Britain 1660-1815
Statement of responsibility
David H. Solkin
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Art in Britain 1660-1815 presents the first social history of British art from the period known as the long 18th century, and offers a fresh and challenging look at the major developments in painting, drawing, and printmaking that took place during this period. It describes how an embryonic London art world metamorphosed into a flourishing community of native and immigrant practitioners, whose efforts ultimately led to the rise of a British School deemed worthy of comparison with its European counterparts. Within this larger narrative are authoritative accounts of the achievements of celebrated artists such as Peter Lely, William Hogarth, Thomas Gainsborough, and J.M.W. Turner. David H. Solkin has interwoven their stories and many others into a critical analysis of how visual culture reinforced, and on occasion challenged, established social hierarchies and prevailing notions of gender, class, and race as Britain entered the modern age. More than 300 artworks, accompanied by detailed analysis, beautifully illustrate how Britain's transformation into the world's foremost commercial and imperial power found expression in the visual arts, and how the arts shaped the nation in return"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Solkin, David H
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Art, British
  • Art and society
Label
Art in Britain 1660-1815, David H. Solkin
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
From restoration to 'revolution', 1660-88 -- Court, country, city, town, 1688-c. 1730 -- From politeness into grandeur: British art in the reign of George II -- The age of exhibitions, 1760-92 -- Made in Britain: towards a national visual culture, 1793-1815
Control code
FIEb17782958
Dimensions
30 cm.
Extent
377 pages
Isbn
9780300215564
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)907206496
Label
Art in Britain 1660-1815, David H. Solkin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
From restoration to 'revolution', 1660-88 -- Court, country, city, town, 1688-c. 1730 -- From politeness into grandeur: British art in the reign of George II -- The age of exhibitions, 1760-92 -- Made in Britain: towards a national visual culture, 1793-1815
Control code
FIEb17782958
Dimensions
30 cm.
Extent
377 pages
Isbn
9780300215564
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)907206496

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