Victorians at Home and Abroad

Victorians at Home and Abroad

by Paul Atterbury, Suzanne Fagence Cooper, Suzanne Fagence Cooper
     
 

The Victorian era, all too often fossilized in history books and novels, was in fact a period of revolutionary social change. The Victorians inhabited a world of bewildering contrasts where a Gothic vision mingled with exoticism, prim domesticity with the allure of world travel, religious piety with material wealth. Victorians at Home and Abroad is a lively visual…  See more details below

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The Victorian era, all too often fossilized in history books and novels, was in fact a period of revolutionary social change. The Victorians inhabited a world of bewildering contrasts where a Gothic vision mingled with exoticism, prim domesticity with the allure of world travel, religious piety with material wealth. Victorians at Home and Abroad is a lively visual chronicle of this remarkable era.

This succinct, affordable volume complements the larger exhibition book, The Victorian Vision, offering new insights into the lifestyles, pastimes, and creative pursuits of the first generation of Westerners to fully embrace the modern world. From science and industry to fine art and sports, all the touchstones of the Victorian world view, in both their smallest and grandest forms, come to life in the diverse imagery and informative texts of this attractive volume.

Author Biography: Paul Atterbury is a specialist in 19th- and 20th-century art and design. He is co-curator of "The Victorian Vision" exhibition and is also a regular host on the original BBC version of the Antiques Road Show.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810965737
Publisher:
Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
Publication date:
04/28/2001
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
7.75(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.50(d)

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