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Court, Country, City:
Essays on British Art and Architecture, 1660–1735

Mark Hallett, Martin Myrone, Nigel Llewellyn

Price
£55
Series
Collected Essays Studies in British Art
Type
Print
Publicaton Date
May 2016
Standard Number
9780300214802
Distributor
Yale Center for British Art
Specifications
544 pages

The late 17th and early 18th centuries saw profound changes in Britain and in its visual arts. This volume provides fresh perspectives on the art of the late Stuart and early Georgian periods, focusing on the concepts, spaces, and audiences of court, country, and city as reflected in an array of objects, materials, and places. The essays discuss the revolutionary political and economic circumstances of the period, which not only forged a new nation-state but also provided a structural setting for artistic production and reception. Contributions from nineteen authors and the three editors cover such diverse topics as tapestry in the age of Charles II and painting in the court of Queen Anne; male friendship portraits; mezzotint and the exchange between painting and print; the interpretation of genres such as still life and marine painting; the concept of remembered places; courtly fashion and furnishing; the codification of rules for painting; and the development of aesthetic theory.

About the authors

  • Director of Studies at the Paul Mellon Centre

  • Martin Myrone

    Lead Curator, British Art to 1800 at Tate Britain

  • Former Head of Research at Tate