King's Artists by Holger Hoock
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King's Artists
By Holger Hoock

The King's Artists

The Royal Academy of Arts and the Politics of British Culture 1760-1840

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King's Artists by Holger Hoock

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This 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 Details

ISBN: 9780199266265
ISBN-10: 0199266263
Format: Hardback
(242mm x 161mm x 25mm)
Pages: 388
Imprint: Clarendon Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 13-Nov-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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