The Victorian Artist: Artists' Lifewritings in Britain, c.1870-1910

The Victorian Artist: Artists' Lifewritings in Britain, c.1870-1910

by Julie F. Codell
     
 

This 2003 book examines the origins, development, and explosion of biographical literature on artists in Britain between 1870 and 1910.See more details below

Overview

This 2003 book examines the origins, development, and explosion of biographical literature on artists in Britain between 1870 and 1910.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521817578
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/01/2003
Pages:
392
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: the artists as text; 1. Biographical functions, mediations and exchanges; 2. The Victorian typology of artists: from prelapsarian to professional; 3. Artists' autobiographies: Cellini, Res Gestae, jouissance, and the collective life; 4. Family biographies: domestic authority, social order, and the artist's body; 5. Biography as history: anecdotage, serialization, and national identity; Conclusion: gifting art: from Bohemians to benefactors.

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