The King's Artists
The Royal Academy of Arts and the Politics of British Culture 1760-1840
By (author) Holger Hoock
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King's Artists by Holger Hoock
Book DescriptionThis is the story of the forging of a national cultural institution in late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century Britain. The Royal Academy of Arts was the dominant art school and exhibition society in London and a model for art societies across the British Isles and North America. This is the first study of its early years, re-evaluating the Academy's significance in national cultural life and its profile in an international context. Holger Hoock reassesses royal and state patronage of the arts and explores the concepts and practices of cultural patriotism and the politicization of art during the American and French Revolutions. By demonstrating how the Academy shaped the notions of an English and British school of art and influenced the emergence of the British cultural state, he illuminates the politics of national culture and the character of British public life in an age of war, revolution, and reform.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780199266265
(242mm x 161mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Clarendon Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 13-Nov-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Holger Hoock
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King's Artists, Paperback (May 2005)» View all books by Holger Hoock
Presents a scholarly history of Britain's dominant fine art institution from its foundation in 1768 to the beginning of the Victorian age. This book places the Royal Academy of Arts in the contexts of the metropolitan, British, and European art worlds and explores its influence on the notion of a national school of art.
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