Travel, Pleasure, and Imaginative Geography, 1600-1830
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Transports by Chloe Chard
Book DescriptionIn this rich exploration of the era of the Grand Tour, contributors from the fields of history, art history, literary history and theory, science history, and anthropology investigate the experiences of travelers and their ways of understanding and representing their encounters with the foreign. From the beginning of the seventeenth century through the early decades of the nineteenth century, the practice of the Grand Tour supplied a crucial point of reference for travel and imaginative geography in general. At the same time, concepts of pleasure and enjoyment became entangled with visual and verbal representations of that which was foreign. With chapters by Ken Arnold, Rosemary Bechler, Richard Hamblyn, Roy Porter, E. S. Shaffer, Nicholas Thomas, Tzvetan Todorov, Richard Wrigley, and the editors, Transports discusses a range of original topics. These include narrative orderings of travel; the classification of exotic objects; pastoral and paradisal topography in the paintings of Claude Lorrain; Beckford's invocations of China as he travels through Italy; volcanoes in the discourses of travel and geology; the experience of Rome; crossing boundaries and exceeding limits in travel and in the sublime; liberty and license in New Zealand; foreigners' responses to the high-velocity culture of London; and Byron's sublime impulse beyond the established bounds of the Grand Tour.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780300063820
(254mm x 178mm x 36mm)
Imprint: Yale University Press
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publish Date: 1-Oct-1996
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Chloe Chard
Critical Reader of the Romantic Grand Tour, Paperback (January 2012)
A collection of writings about the Grand Tour that is original and innovative, straying from the usual path of aristocrats and churches.
Romance of the Forest, Paperback (March 2009)» View all books by Chloe Chard
A novel of mystery and suspense in the Gothic style, The Romance of the Forest was considered by contemporary critics to be her finest novel.
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Author Biography - Chloe Chard
Chloe Chard is a literary historian who has specialized in travel writing, eighteenth-century aesthetic theory and art criticism, and the Gothic novel. Helen Langdon is an art historian and writer with particular interests in the Italian Baroque and in travel.
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