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

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This fascinating book provides a picture of the changing state of British landscape studies. 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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Overview

This fascinating book provides a picture of the changing state of British landscape studies. 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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780300063837
  • Publisher: Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art
  • Publication date: 10/28/1997
  • Series: Studies in British Art Series , #4
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 7.35 (w) x 10.35 (h) x 1.29 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
Land and National Representation in Britain 13
The Rough and the Smooth: Rural Subjects in Later-Eighteenth-Century Art 37
"Calculated to gratify the patriot": Rustic Figure Studies in Early-Nineteenth-Century Britain 61
Dressed to Till: Representational Strategies in the Depiction of Rural Labor 79
Land, Locality, People, Landscape: The Nineteenth-Century Countryside 97
Representations of Early Industrial Towns: Turner and His Contemporaries 115
Gilpin on the Wye: Tourists, Tintern Abbey, and the Picturesque 133
Border Country: The Politics of the Picturesque in the Middle Wye Valley 157
The Constituents of Romantic Genius: John Sell Cotman's Greta Drawings 183
From Picturesque Travel to Scientific Observation: Artists' and Geologists' Voyages to Staffa 205
Dido versus the Pirates: Turner's Carthaginian Paintings and the Sublimation of Colonial Desire 231
For Publicity and Profit 261
Industry from Idleness? The Rise of the Amateur in the Eighteenth Century 285
Looking Backward: Victorian Perspectives on the Romantic Landscape Watercolor 307
Notes on Contributors 327
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