Victorian Vision: Inventing New Britain

Victorian Vision: Inventing New Britain

by John Mackenzie
     
 

"The Victorians were people with vision - they were ambitious and outward looking, always seeking to change and improve society. Published to coincide with a major exhibition at the V&A, this illustrated and broad-ranging survey looks at how the Victorians went about creating a new, more modern world: at home in domestic and public life, and globally, as the Empire… See more details below

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"The Victorians were people with vision - they were ambitious and outward looking, always seeking to change and improve society. Published to coincide with a major exhibition at the V&A, this illustrated and broad-ranging survey looks at how the Victorians went about creating a new, more modern world: at home in domestic and public life, and globally, as the Empire expanded and widened their horizons. They achieved this through a combination of technology, trade and new ideas."--BOOK JACKET.

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Library Journal - Library Journal
"The Victorian Vision," a current exhibition at London's Victoria and Albert Museum, tries for nothing less than a reassessment of the Victorian era. The exhibition aims to prove that the Victorians were not the repressed and repressive people they are often said to be. Instead, this exhibition and this wonderful volume views them as inventive, innovative, willing to experiment and try new ideas, and concerned with the future of Britain. Between Victoria's accession as queen in 1837 and her death in 1901, the 18th-century mode of life had been swept aside the modern age fully replacing it. This volume examines society, the royal family, children, religion and women. Various contributors examine the Empire, art and industry, and everyday life. Throughout, we are treated to wonderful photographs of the art, objects of everyday life, technological wonders in fact, the full panorama of the incredible energy of Victorian England as seen through surviving objects of the time. This important book effectively illuminates its subject and makes a major contribution to the study of 19th-century England. The photographs are sharp and clear; the bibliography is full and carefully done. Recommended for all collections. Martin Chasin, Adult Inst., Bridgeport, CT Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810965799
Publisher:
Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
Publication date:
04/01/2001
Series:
Victoria and Albert Museum Series
Pages:
360
Product dimensions:
10.25(w) x 11.75(h) x 1.25(d)

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