A Companion to British Art: 1600 to the Present (Blackwell Companions to Art History)

A Companion to British Art: 1600 to the Present (Blackwell Companions to Art History)

By: Professor David Peters Corbett (editor), Dana Arnold (editor)Hardback

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This companion is a collection of newly-commissioned essays written by leading scholars in the field, providing a comprehensive introduction to British art history. A generously-illustrated collection of newly-commissioned essays which provides a comprehensive introduction to the history of British art Combines original research with a survey of existing scholarship and the state of the field Touches on the whole of the history of British art, from 800-2000, with increasing attention paid to the periods after 1500 Provides the first comprehensive introduction to British art of the eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries, one of the most lively and innovative areas of art-historical study Presents in depth the major preoccupations that have emerged from recent scholarship, including aesthetics, gender, British art s relationship to Modernity, nationhood and nationality, and the institutions of the British art world

About Author

Dana Arnold is Professor of Architectural History and Theory at Middlesex University, UK. She has published several books on British architecture and visual culture and is author of the best selling Art History: A Very Short Introduction (2004). She is series editor of New Interventions in Art History, Wiley-Blackwell Companions to Art History, and Blackwell Anthologies in Art History. David Peters Corbett is Professor of History of Art at the University of East Anglia. He has published a number of books, and has received prizes from the Historians of British Art, College Art Association USA, and a Guardian book of the year award. He is the editor of the journal Art History.


List of Illustrations viii Acknowledgements xiii Notes on Contributors xiv Part 1 Editors Introduction 1 Part 2 General 11 1 The Englishness of English Art Theory 13 Mark A. Cheetham 2 Modernity and the British 38 Andrew Ballantyne 3 English Art and Principled Aesthetics 60 Janet Wolff Part 3 Institutions 77 4 Those Wilder Sorts of Painting : the Painted Interior in the Age of Antonio Verrio 79 Richard Johns 5 Nineteenth-Century Art Institutions and Academies 105 Colin Trodd 6 Crossing the Boundary: British Art across Victorianism and Modernism 131 David Peters Corbett 7 British Pop Art and the High/Low Divide 156 Simon Faulkner 8 When Attitudes Became Formless: Art and Antagonism in the 1960s 180 Jo Applin Part 4 Nationhood 199 9 Art and Nation in Eighteenth-Century Britain 201 Cynthia Roman 10 International Exhibitions: Linking Culture, Commerce, and Nation 220 Julie F. Codell 11 Itinerant Surrealism: British Surrealism either side of the Second World War 241 Ben Highmore 12 55 Degrees North 3 Degrees West: a Panorama from Scotland 265 Tom Normand 13 Retrieving, Remapping, and Rewriting Histories of British Art: Lubaina Humid s Revenge 289 Dorothy Rowe Part 5 Landscape 315 14 Defining, Shaping, and Picturing Landscape in the Nineteenth Century 317 Anne Helmreich 15 Theories of the Picturesque 351 Michael Charlesworth 16 Landscape into Art: Painting and Place-Making in England, c.1760 1830 373 Tom Williamson 17 Landscape Painting, c.1770 1840 397 Sam Smiles 18 Landscape and National Identity: the Phoenix Park Dublin 422 Dana Arnold Part 6 Men and Women 449 19 The Elizabethan Miniature 451 Dympna Callaghan 20 The Crown and Glory of a Woman : Female Chastity in Eighteenth-Century British Art 473 Kate Retford 21 Serial Portraiture and the Death of Man in Late-Eighteenth-Century Britain 502 Whitney Davis 22 Virtue, Vice, Gossip, and Sex: Narratives of Gender in Victorian and Edwardian Painting 532 Pamela M. Fletcher Index 552

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  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 588
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  • weight: 1132
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