Prospects for the nation : recent essays in British landscape, 1750-1880

edited by Michael Rosenthal, Christiana Payne, and Scott Wilcox

This fascinating book provides a picture of the changing state of British landscape studies. Art historians, historians, geographers, and literary. scholars discuss a wide range of topics: the role of landscape in the construction of a national identity; tourism and the politics of the picturesque; the relation of scientific observation to naturalistic landscape; and the depiction of rural labor. In so doing, they point up the extent to which scholarship has moved from concerns with individual artists to broader issues of representation and society.The authors challenge a number of orthodoxies in chapters that reconsider the role of women amateurs in landscape painting, recast the notion of John Sell Cotman's genius, explore the imaging of the nation, and examine the development of the history of watercolor painting. With essays by Maxine Berg, Stephen Copley, Stephen Daniels (with Susanne Seymour and Charles Watkins), Elizabeth Helsinger, Andrew Hemingway, Alun Howkins, Charlotte Klonk, Kay Dian Kriz, Anne Pullan, Kim Sloan, Sam Smiles, and the editors, the book is pluralistic in content and multidisciplinary in nature. It not only indicates where matters stand at the moment but suggests directions for future scholarship.

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書名 Prospects for the nation : recent essays in British landscape, 1750-1880
著作者等 Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art
Payne, Christiana
Rosenthal, Michael
Wilcox, Scott
Yale Center for British Art
et al.
シリーズ名 Studies in British art
出版元 Yale University Press
刊行年月 c1997
ページ数 vi, 328 p.
大きさ 26 cm
ISBN 0300063830
NCID BA34079876
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言語 英語
出版国 アメリカ合衆国