The Enlightenment and the Age of Revolution: 1700-1850 / Edition 1

The Enlightenment and the Age of Revolution: 1700-1850 / Edition 1

by John Sweetman
     
 

This inaugural volume takes us from the ancien regime - the world of Handel, Tiepolo, Beaumarchais and Haydn - where the artist was the servant of court-based patronage, via the catalysts of the Enlightenment and the French Revolution, to a new world - the world of Byron, Beethoven, Goya and Turner - where artists were increasingly autonomous and entrepreneurial,… See more details below

Overview

This inaugural volume takes us from the ancien regime - the world of Handel, Tiepolo, Beaumarchais and Haydn - where the artist was the servant of court-based patronage, via the catalysts of the Enlightenment and the French Revolution, to a new world - the world of Byron, Beethoven, Goya and Turner - where artists were increasingly autonomous and entrepreneurial, finding their own inspirations and searching out new audiences for their output.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780582084902
Publisher:
Longman Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/09/1998
Series:
Arts, Culture, and Society in the Western World Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.78(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.72(d)

Table of Contents

General Introduction
Preface
List of Illustrations
Notes on the Colour Plates
Acknowledgments
Introduction: Order, Progress and Protest1
1Markets for the Arts29
2Traditions, Innovations: Opera and the Novel67
3Perceptions of Nature: Design and Chance111
Interlude: Bridges of Promise?155
4The Artist in Public and in Private167
5The Fantastic and the Real213
6Bridges to the Future251
Further Reading267
Index277

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