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Court, Country, City : British Art and Architecture, 1660-1735 (Hardcover)

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The late 17th and early 18th centuries saw profound changes in Britain and in its visual arts. This volume provides fresh perspectives on the art of the late Stuart and early Georgian periods, focusing on the concepts, spaces, and audiences of court, country, and city as reflected in an array of objects, materials, and places. The essays discuss the revolutionary political and economic circumstances of the period, which not only forged a new nation-state but also provided a structural setting for artistic production and reception. Essays cover such diverse topics as tapestry in the age of Charles II and painting in the court of Queen Anne; male friendship portraits; mezzotint and the exchange between painting and print; the interpretation of genres such as still life and marine painting; the concept of remembered places; courtly fashion and furnishing; the codification of rules for painting; and the development of aesthetic theory.
Number of Pages: 544
Genre: Art, History
Sub-Genre: Architecture, History
Series Title: Studies in British Art
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Yale Univ Pr
Language: English
Street Date: June 20, 2016
TCIN: 51132652
UPC: 9780300214802
Item Number (DPCI): 248-15-8648
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