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The Image of Antiquity: Ancient Britain and the Romantic Imagination (The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art) ePub download

by Sam Smiles

  • Author: Sam Smiles
  • ISBN: 0300058144
  • ISBN13: 978-0300058147
  • ePub: 1215 kb | FB2: 1749 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: History & Criticism
  • Publisher: Paul Mellon Centre BA; First Edition edition (September 10, 1994)
  • Pages: 262
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The Image of Antiquity: Ancient Britain and the Romantic Imagination (The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art) ePub download

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Sam Smiles, Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art. Date. London, New Haven, Conn. This item appears on. List: HQ36820 Romantic Wales, 1780-1847 (Part 1). Section

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The Image of Antiquity book. Published for The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art. This book is the first to examine the ways in which 18th- & 19th-century British artists portrayed the archaic past.

The Image of Antiquity book. Sam Smiles argues that ancient Britain was variously seen as a noble epoch of wisdom & patriotism or as a period of savagery & barbarism, & that these representations changed ov Published for The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art.

In this book Sam Smiles argues that the ancient Britain of the romantic imagination was a. .This book is a treasure-house of images of confected heroism.

In this book Sam Smiles argues that the ancient Britain of the romantic imagination was a contested world, variously seen as a noble epoch of wisdom and patriotism and as a period of unredeemed savagery and barbarism. The arts, says Smiles, not only reflected these historical debates but actively contributed to them by attempting to bring the archaic past to life. Sam Smiles is a lecturer in the history of art at the University of Plymouth. They are subjected to some shrewd and well-grounded cultural analysis.

Designing Antiquity: Owen Jones, Ancient Egypt and the Crystal Palace (The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art) Hardcover – 3 Aug 2012. Designer and architect Owen Jones (1809-1874) pioneered the study of the decoration of historical monuments, winning renown for his series of Fine Arts Courts for the Crystal Palace at Sydenham. The book includes many black-and-white and colourised photographs and illustrations of the exhibition, together with beautiful colourful plates showcasing Egyptian decorative ornamentation. With detailed references and notes, there is enough here for the serious student as well as the general reader.

Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, 1994 - History - 252 pages. He discusses such topics as the lengthening of prehistoric time in the contemporary view, the status of antiquarian learning, and the celebration of ancestral peoples as an offshoot of the growing sense of national identity.

1994, Published for the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art by Yale University Press.

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How was the remote past of Britain imagined in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries? What part did the visual arts play in that process? In this book Sam Smiles argues that the ancient Britain of the romantic imagination was a contested world, variously seen as a noble epoch of wisdom and patriotism and as a period of unredeemed savagery and barbarism. The arts, says Smiles, not only reflected these historical debates but actively contributed to them by attempting to bring the archaic past to life.Smiles examines the interplay of antiquarian research, historiography, and the visual arts in constructing an image of Britain from prehistoric times to the arrival of the Saxons. He discusses such topics as the lengthening of prehistoric time in the contemporary view, the status of antiquarian learning, and the celebration of ancestral peoples as an offshoot of the growing sense of national identity. He describes the Celtic revival during the late eighteenth century, with its iconography that fashioned a pictorial repertoire for megaliths, bards, Druids, and the patriotic leaders Boadicea and Caractacus, who fought off the Romans. He also explains why the Victorians downgraded the Celts and replaced them with the Saxons, preferred by Victorians because they were Christians, because they were English (rather than British), and because they had established organized kingdoms. Illustrated with images from a wide range of sources, this is the first major interdisciplinary examination of the British image of antiquity that has a particular significance for art historians and historians alike. Published for the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art
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