Prospects for the Nation: Recent Essays in British Landscape, 1750-1880 Michael Rosenthal

ISBN: 9780300063837

Published: October 20th 1997

Hardcover

336 pages


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Prospects for the Nation: Recent Essays in British Landscape, 1750-1880  by  Michael Rosenthal

Prospects for the Nation: Recent Essays in British Landscape, 1750-1880 by Michael Rosenthal
October 20th 1997 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 336 pages | ISBN: 9780300063837 | 7.11 Mb

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 nationalMoreThis 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 Cotmans 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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