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Late Ruskin

Author : Francis O'Gorman
ISBN : 9781317189848
Genre : History
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Readers of Victorian non-fictional prose were encouraged to believe that John Ruskin had died in 1860. Not literally, but intellectually and imaginatively. This study of his later life and work, first published in 2001, aims to refresh, revise and overturn certain perceptions about the writer that many readers still hold. This title will be of interest to students of history.

Urbanism Colonialism And The World Economy Routledge Library Editions Economic Geography

Author : Anthony D King
ISBN : 9781317504207
Genre : Social Science
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Recent years have witnessed a surge in public awareness concerning the impact of world economic forces on cities. In this challenging book, the author argues that though the consciousness is new the phenomena themselves are not. For the past two centuries at least, world economic, political and cultural forces have been major factors shaping cities, patterns of urbanization and the physical and spatial forms of the built environment. Anthony King believes that the historical context of contemporary global restructuring must be recognized if present-day urban and regional change is to be properly understood. He explores and documents the cultural and spatial links between metropolitan core and colonial periphery and examines the historical foundations of the world urban system. He also looks at the social production of building and urban form, and demonstrates their potential for understanding economic, political, socail and cultural change on a global scale.

Ornament And European Modernism

Author : Loretta Vandi
ISBN : 1138743402
Genre : Decoration and ornament
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These in-depth, historical, and critical essays study the meaning of ornament, the role it played in the formation of modernism, and its theoretical importance between the mid-nineteenth century and the late twentieth century in England and Germany. Ranging from Owen Jones to Ernst Gombrich through Gottfried Semper, Alois Riegl, August Schmarsow, Wilhelm Worringer, Adolf Loos, Henry van de Velde, and Hermann Muthesius, the contributors show how artistic theories are deeply related to the art practice of their own times, and how ornament is imbued with historical and social meaning.

The Soci T Des Trois In The Nineteenth Century

Author : Melissa Berry
ISBN : 9781351272902
Genre : Art
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This book reframes the formative years of three significant artists: Henri Fantin-Latour, Alphonse Legros, and James McNeill Whistler. The trio’s coming together as the Société des trois occurred during the emergence of the artistic avant-garde—a movement toward individualism and self-expression. Though their oeuvres appear dissimilar, it is imperative that the three artists’ early work and letters be viewed in light of the Société, as it informed many of their decisions in both London and Paris. Each artist actively cultivated a translocal presence, creating artistic networks that transcended national borders. Thus, this book will serve as a comprehensive resource on the development, production, implications, and eventual end of the Société.

A Vindication Of The Rights Of Woman With Strictures On Political And Moral Subjects

Author : Mary Wollstonecraft
ISBN : OXFORD:591067334
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Subject Catalog

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Sir Thomas More Or Colloquies On The Progress And Prospects Of Society

Author : Robert Southey
ISBN : UCAL:$B89642
Genre : Great Britain
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"...[A] calm exposition of [Southey's] mature social and political convictions: rejection of the Catholic claims and of constitutional reform, support for high taxation to redistribute wealth, and so on. The conversations are conducted with the ghost of Sir Thomas More, whose Utopia was a remote ancestor of pantisocracy. They are set in the neighbourhood of Keswick, and the beauty of the countryside tempers the generally gloomy tone of the conversation, as does the quiet of his splendid library." -- DNB.

Current Research In Britain

Author : British Library
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Artwriting Nation And Cosmopolitanism In Britain

Author : Mark Arthur Cheetham
ISBN : 1409420736
Genre : Art
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Arguing in favour of a critical return to the 'nation' as a category, this study provides the first sustained account of artwriting in the British context over the full extent of its development from the eighteenth century to the present day. Mark A. Cheetham asks whether 'English' traditions of artwriting have been judged inappropriately according to imported criteria-and demonstrates that 'English Art Theory' is not an oxymoron.


Author : Edward W. Said
ISBN : 0143027980
Genre : Asia
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Now reissued with a substantial new afterword, this highly acclaimed overview of Western attitudes towards the East has become one of the canonical texts of cultural studies. Very excitingâ¦his case is not merely persuasive, but conclusive. John Leonard in The New York Times His most important book, Orientalism established a new benchmark for discussion of the West's skewed view of the Arab and Islamic world.Simon Louvish in the New Statesman & Society âEdward Said speaks for interdisciplinarity as well as for monumental erudition¦The breadth of reading [is] astonishing. Fred Inglis in The Times Higher Education Supplement A stimulating, elegant yet pugnacious essay.Observer Exciting¦for anyone interested in the history and power of ideas.J.H. Plumb in The New York Times Book Review Beautifully patterned and passionately argued. Nicholas Richardson in the New Statesman & Society

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