Pictures and Popery

Art and Religion in England, 1660-1760
Author: Clare Haynes
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 9780754655060
Category: Art
Page: 185
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Pictures and Popery investigates the reception of great Renaissance works of art and wider cultural activities. It also reintroduces the accepted nature of English identity and religious attitudes into the broad historical narrative. In so doing, this book offers a genuinely new and stimulating insight into the cultural, religious and social development of late-Stuart and early-Hanoverian England.

The Look of the Past

Visual and Material Evidence in Historical Practice
Author: L. J. Jordanova
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521882427
Category: Art
Page: 244
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Visual and material sources are central to historical practice and this is a much-needed introduction to using artefacts as evidence.

The Red and the Black

Studies in Greek Pottery
Author: Brian A. Sparkes
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134525583
Category: Social Science
Page: 232
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The Red and the Black covers the major stages in the history of Greek pottery production, both figured and plain, as they are understood today. It provides an up-to-date evaluation of ways of studying Greek pottery and encourages new approaches. There is a detailed analysis of the subject matter of figured scenes covering some of the main preoccupations of ancient Greece: myth, fantasy and everyday life. Furthermore, it sets the artefacts in the context of the societies that produced them, highlighting the social, art historical, mythological and economic information that can be revealed from their study. This volume also covers a hitherto neglected area: the history of the collecting of Greek pottery through the Renaissance and up to the present day. It shows how market values have gradually increased to the high prices of today and goes on to take a closer look at the enthusiasm of the collectors.

Research Methods for History


Author: Simon Gunn
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 0748654046
Category: Reference
Page: 256
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Providing a lively critical survey of methods for historical research at all levels, this textbook covers well-established sources and methods together with those that are less widely known. It reflects current theoretical and technical approaches to hist

Rethinking France

Les Lieux de Mémoire, Volume 4: Histories and Memories
Author: Pierre Nora,David P. Jordan
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226591352
Category: History
Page: 479
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Les Lieux de memoire is perhaps one of the most profound historical documents on the history and culture of the French nation. Assembled by Pierre Nora during the Mitterand years, this multivolume series has been hailed as "a magnificent achievement" (The New Republic) and "the grandest, most ambitious effort to dissect, interpret and celebrate the French fascination with their own past" (The Los Angeles Times). Written during a time when French national identity was undergoing a pivotal change and the nation was struggling to define itself, this unprecedented series consists of essays by prominent historians and cultural commentators which take, as their points of departure, a lieu de memoire: a site of memory used to order, concentrate, and secure notions of France's past. The first volume in the Chicago translation, Rethinking France, brings together works addressing the omnipresent role of the state in French life. As in the other volumes, the lieux de memoire serve as entries into the French past, whether they are actual sites, political traditions, rituals, or even national pastimes and textbooks. Volume I: The State offers a sophisticated and engaging view of the French and their past through widely diverse essays on, for example, the château of Versailles and the French history of absolutism; the Code civil and its ordering of French life; memoirs written by French statesmen; and Charlemagne and his place in French history. Nora's authors constitute a who's who of French academia, yet they wear their erudition lightly. Taken as a whole, this extraordinary series documents how the French have come to see themselves and why. Contributors: Alain Guery, Maurice Agulhon, Bernard Guenee, Daniel Nordman. Robert Morrissey, Alain Boureau, Anne-Marie Lecoq, Helene Himelfarb, Jean Carbonnier, Herve Le Bras, Pierre Nora.--Publisher description.

Jefferson's Demons

Portrait of a Restless Mind
Author: Michael Knox Beran
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781439138151
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 288
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"I have often wondered for what good end the sensations of Grief could be intended." -- Thomas Jefferson Thomas Jefferson suffered during his life from periodic bouts of dejection and despair, shadowed intervals during which he was full of "gloomy forebodings" about what lay ahead. Not long before he composed the Declaration of Independence, the young Jefferson lay for six weeks in idleness and ill health at Monticello, paralyzed by a mysterious "malady." Similar lapses were to recur during anxious periods in his life, often accompanied by violent headaches. In Jefferson's Demons, Michael Knox Beran illuminates an optimistic man's darker side -- Jefferson as we have rarely seen him before. The worst of these moments came after his wife died in 1782. But two years later, after being dispatched to Europe, Jefferson recovered nerve and spirit in the salons of Paris, where he fell in love with a beautiful young artist, Maria Cosway. When their affair ended, Jefferson's health again broke down. He set out for the palms and temples of southern Europe, and though he did not know where the therapeutic journey would take him or where it would end, his encounter with the old civilizations of the Mediterranean was transformative. The Greeks and Romans taught him that a man could make productive use of his demons. Jefferson's immersion in the mystic truths of the Old World gave him insights into mysteries of life and art that Enlightenment philosophy had failed to supply. Beran skillfully shows how Jefferson drew on the esoteric lore he encountered to transform anxiety into action. On his return to America, Jefferson entered the most productive period of his life: He created a new political party, was elected president, and doubled the size of the country. His private labors were no less momentous...among them, the artistry of Monticello and the University of Virginia. Jefferson's Demons is an elegantly composed account of the strangeness and originality of one Founder's genius. Michael Knox Beran uncovers the maps Jefferson used to find his way out of dejection and to forge a new democratic culture for America. Here is a Jefferson who, with all his failings, remains one of his country's greatest teachers and prophets.

ARTnews


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The Galerie Espagnole and the Museo Nacional 1835-1853

Saving Spanish Art, Or the Politics of Patrimony
Author: Alisa Luxenberg
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780754661900
Category: Art
Page: 280
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Alisa Luxenberg examines the Galerie Espagnole, a collection of Spanish paintings exhibited in the Louvre from 1838 to 1848, in conjunction with the contemporaneous Museo Nacional in Madrid, from a new and critical focus on political and cultural discourse. She analyzes the visual and critical reception of the two collections, their intersection with contemporary debates about aesthetics and patrimony, the role of the art museum, and national and international politics.

Museum skepticism

a history of the display of art in public galleries
Author: David Carrier
Publisher: Duke Univ Pr
ISBN: N.A
Category: Art
Page: 313
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InMuseum Skepticism, art historian David Carrier traces the birth, evolution, and decline of the public art museum as an institution meant to spark democratic debate and discussion. Carrier contends that since the inception of the public art museum during the French Revolution, its development has depended on growth: on the expansion of collections, particularly to include works representing non-European cultures, and on the proliferation of art museums around the globe. Arguing that this expansionist project has peaked, he asserts that art museums must now find new ways of making high art relevant to contemporary lives. Ideas and inspiration may be found, he suggests, in mass entertainment such as popular music and movies.Carrier illuminates the public role of art museums by describing the ways they influence how art is seen: through their architecture, their collections, the narratives they offer museum visitors. He insists that an understanding of the art museum must take into account the roles of collectors, curators, and museum architects. Toward that end, he offers a series of case studies, showing how particular museums and their collections evolved. Among those who figure prominently are Baron Dominique Vivant Denon, the first director of the Louvre; Bernard Berenson, whose connoisseurship helped Isabella Stewart Gardner found her museum in Boston; Ernest Fenollosa, who assembled much of the Asian art collection now in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Albert Barnes, the distinguished collector of modernist painting; and Richard Meier, architect of the J. Paul Getty Center in Los Angeles. Carrierrs"s learned consideration of what the art museum is and has been provides the basis for understanding the radical transformation of its public role now under way.

A portrait of the artist, 1525-1825

prints from the collection of the Sarah Campbell Blaffer Foundation
Author: James Clifton,Leslie Scattone,Andrew Weislogel
Publisher: The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
ISBN: N.A
Category: Art
Page: 272
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A Portrait of the Artist, 1525-1825 reveals how artists depicted themselves and their profession from the sixteenth to the nineteenth centuries. This richly illustrated book presents engravings, etchings, woodcuts, mezzotints, and lithographs from the collection of the Sarah Campbell Blaffer Foundation. It provides an in-depth examination of works by Rembrandt, Claude Lorrain, Adriaen van Ostade, Salvator Rosa, William Hogarth, Goya, and many other European masters. A Portrait of the Artist, 1525-1825 accompanies an exhibition organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and the Sarah Campbell Blaffer Foundation. The prints in this book are grouped into four themes: "Icon," "Work," "Genius," and "Market." Together the themes present a comprehensive look at how artists used art to define individual and group identities. From the late Middle Ages onward, artists struggled to improve their social status. This quest affected the ways in which they represented themselves, other artists, and subjects relating to their profession. The prints featured in this book focus on artists' lives and work and on the roles that both artists and the arts held in society. Many of the examples are self-portraits, whereas others depict artists at work, interacting with clients, or in training.

Paul Delaroche, 1797-1856

Paintings in the Wallace Collection
Author: Stephen Duffy
Publisher: Paul Holberton Pub
ISBN: N.A
Category: Art
Page: 96
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Paul Delaroche was a hugely popular painter during his lifetime, first making his name with a series of historical scenes which enjoyed great acclaim at the Paris Salon. His renown extended far beyond his native country. Honored by almost every major academy, his pictures were sought by collectors in Britain, Germany, and Russia. One of his British patrons, Richard Seymour Conway (1800-1870), 4th Marquis of Hertford, acquired ten of his oil paintings and two watercolors. This group, one of the most extensive outside France, is in The Wallace Collection, which houses Lord Hertford's collections in what was once his London residence. Curator Stephen Duffy discusses in detail the twelve works, and in an introductory essay examines the life and career of the artist, on whom there will be also an exhibition at the National Gallery, London, 2010.

Fields of Expertise

A Comparative History of Expert Procedures in Paris and London, 1600 to Present
Author: Christelle Rabier
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: History
Page: 350
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The primacy of experts and expertise in current fields of public policy, governance and non-governmental organizations has accompanied increasing confusion on the foundations of their practices and the adequacy of their methods. Fields of Expertise clarifies the complex heritage of experts by exploring their relationship with legal, political and administrative powers from a comparative historical and interdisciplinary perspective. Specifically, the authors offer case studies on expert procedures in the two capital cities of Paris and London since 1600 in the essential areas of risk management, medical procedures, economic policy, and administrative reform. In doing so, they provide insight into the evolution of expert procedures while at the same time taking into consideration the interdisciplinary nature of scholarship on expertise drawn from Sociology, Science Studies and Political Science. The following articles thus challenge traditional views on the nature of expertise and provide a synthesis of the vast and disparate literature that has been written on the subject.Fields of Expertise's international perspectives and multi-disciplinary grasp of the literature in political science, sociology, science studies and history will be useful to scholars and students alike in addressing this highly topical issue. The essays reference mainstream sources and widely-documented cases on experts and expertise, making it accessible to the general reader as well.

Divided Affections

The Extraordinary Life of Maria Cosway : Celebrity Artist and Thomas Jefferson's Impossible Love
Author: Carol Burnell
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Diplomats
Page: 530
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Maria Hadfield Cosway was a beautiful and talented English artist, who accompanied her husband, the miniature portrait painter, Richard Cosway, to Paris, in 1786, where she was introduced to Thomas Jefferson, then American Envoy to the Court of Versailles. The future President of the United States fell in love with the young Mrs. Cosway the day they met. Their impossible love was immortalised in Jefferson's 4000-word letter, a Dialogue between the Head and the Heart, which marked the beginning of a lifelong correspondence, the record of a touching and unrequited affection. But Maria Cosway's life is not only extraordinary because of her relationship with the American ambassador. She was a celebrity artist, an exceptional musician, a Regency hostess who entertained the Prince of Wales, later an intimate of the Bonapartes, and finally a successful founder of schools. For her pioneering work in women's education, this daughter of an innkeeper was given the title of Baroness by the Austrian emperor Franz I.

Richard & Maria Cosway

Regency Artists of Taste and Fashion
Author: N.A
Publisher: Antique Collectors Club Limited
ISBN: 9780903598538
Category: Art
Page: 143
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National Art-Collections Fund Review


Author: National Art-Collections Fund (Great Britain)
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
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New Left Review


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Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Socialism
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British sculpture 1470 to 2000

a concise catalogue of the collection at the Victoria and Albert Museum
Author: Diane Bilbey,Marjorie Trusted
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Art
Page: 522
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RACAR, Revue D'art Canadienne

Canadian Art Review
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Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Art
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Histories of Art and Design Education

Collected Essays
Author: Mervyn Romans
Publisher: Intellect Books
ISBN: 184150131X
Category: Art
Page: 243
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This Collection of fourteen essays by eleven different authors demonstrates the increasing breadth of enquiry that has taken place in art and design education history over the past two decades, and the expanding range of research models applied to the subject. The essays are grouped into six sections that propose the emergence of genres of research in the field - Drawing from examples, Motives and rationales for public art and design education in Britain, Features of institutional art and design education, Towards art and design education as a profession, Pivotal figures in the history of art and design education, and British/European influence in art and design education abroad. The rich diversity of subject matter covered by the essays is contained broadly within the period 1800 to the middle decades of the twentieth century. The book sets out to fill a gap in the current international literature on the subject by bringing together recent research on predominantly British art and design education and its influence abroad. It will be of specific interest to all those involved in art, design, and art and design education, but will equally find an audience in the wider field of social history. Contents include: • Drawing from examples • Motives and rationales for public art and design education in Britain • Features of institutional art and design education • Towards art education as a profession • Pivotal figures in the history of art and design education • British/European influence in art and design education abroad