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This companion is a collection of newly-commissioned essays written by leading scholars in the field, providing a comprehensive introduction to British art history.A generously-illustrated collection of newly-commissioned essays which provides a comprehensive introduction to the history of British artCombines original research with a survey of existing scholarship and the state of the field Touches on the whole of the history of British art, from 800-2000, with increasing attention paid to the periods after 1500Provides the first comprehensive introduction to British art of the eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries, one of the most lively and innovative areas of art-historical studyPresents in depth the major preoccupations that have emerged from recent scholarship, including aesthetics, gender, British art’s relationship to Modernity, nationhood and nationality, and the institutions of the British art worldContent: Chapter none Editors' Introduction (pages 1–9): Dana Arnold and David Peters CorbettChapter 1 The “Englishness” of English Art Theory1 (pages 11–37): Mark A. CheethamChapter 2 Modernity and the British (pages 38–59): Andrew BallantyneChapter 3 English Art and Principled Aesthetics (pages 60–75): Janet Wolff*Chapter 4 “Those Wilder Sorts of Painting” (pages 77–104): Richard JohnsChapter 5 Nineteenth?Century Art Institutions and Academies (pages 105–130): Colin TroddChapter 6 Crossing the Boundary (pages 131–155): David Peters CorbettChapter 7 British Pop Art and the High/Low Divide (pages 156–179): Simon FaulknerChapter 8 When Attitudes Became Formless (pages 180–198): Jo ApplinChapter 9 Art and Nation in Eighteenth?Century Britain (pages 199–219): Cynthia RomanChapter 10 International Exhibitions (pages 220–240): Julie F. CodellChapter 11 Itinerant Surrealism (pages 241–264): Ben HighmoreChapter 12 55° North 3° West (pages 265–288): Tom NormandChapter 13 Retrieving, Remapping, and Rewriting Histories of British Art (pages 289–314): Dorothy RoweChapter 14 Defining, Shaping, and Picturing Landscape in the Nineteenth Century (pages 315–350): Anne HelmreichChapter 15 Theories of the Picturesque (pages 351–372): Michael CharlesworthChapter 16 Landscape into Art (pages 373–396): Tom WilliamsonChapter 17 Landscape Painting, c.1770–1840 (pages 397–421): Sam SmilesChapter 18 Landscape and National Identity (pages 422–448): Dana ArnoldChapter 19 The Elizabethan Miniature (pages 449–472): Dympna CallaghanChapter 20 “The Crown and Glory of a Woman” (pages 473–501): Kate RetfordChapter 21 Serial Portraiture and the Death of Man in Late?Eighteenth?Century Britain (pages 502–531): Whitney DavisChapter 22 Virtue, Vice, Gossip, and Sex (pages 532–551): Pamela M. Fletcher
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Dana Rebecca Arnold is professor of architectural history and theory at the University of Middlesex, UK where she is currently director of the Centre for Ideas.
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