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The Edwardian Sense:
Art, Design, and Performance in Britain, 1901-1910

Morna O'Neill, Michael Hatt

Price
£45
Series
Studies in British Art
Type
Print
Publicaton Date
May 2010
Standard Number
9780300163353
Distributor
Yale University Press
Specifications
336 pages

Although numerous studies have explored the Edwardian period (1901–1910) as one of political and social change, this innovative book is the first to explore how art, design, and performance not only registered those changes but helped to precipitate them. While acknowledging familiar divisions between the highbrow world of aesthetic theory and the popular delights of the music hall, or between the neo-Baroque magnificence of central London and the slums of the East End, The Edwardian Sense also discusses the middlebrow culture that characterizes the anonymous edge of the city. Essays are divided into three sections under the broad headings of spectacle, setting, and place, which reflect the book’s focus on the visual, spatial, and geographic perspectives of the Edwardians themselves.

About the authors

  • Head and shoulders portrait of Morna O'Neill

    Associate Professor at Wake Forest University and co-editor, homesubjects.org.