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British Art: Histories and Interpretations since 1700


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Victorian Artists' Autograph Replicas: Auras, Aesthetics, Patronage and the Art Market

Victorian Artists' Autograph Replicas: Auras, Aesthetics, Patronage and the Art Market

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Julie F. Codell
May 18, 2020

This book is a wide-ranging exploration of the production of Victorian art autograph replicas, a painting’s subsequent versions created by the same artist who painted the first version. Autograph replicas were considered originals, not copies, and were highly valued by collectors in Britain,...

Art in the North of England, 1979-2008

Art in the North of England, 1979-2008

1st Edition

Gabriel N. Gee
February 26, 2020

Based on rare archival material and numerous interviews with practitioners, Art in the North of England 1979-2008 analyses the relation between political and economic changes stemming from the 1980s and artistic developments in the principal cities of the North of England in the late 20th century....

British Art for Australia, 1860-1953: The Acquisition of Artworks from the United Kingdom by Australian National Galleries

British Art for Australia, 1860-1953: The Acquisition of Artworks from the United Kingdom by Australian National Galleries

1st Edition

Matthew C. Potter
January 14, 2019

Traditional postcolonial scholarship on art and imperialism emphasises tensions between colonising cores and subjugated peripheries. The ties between London and British white settler colonies have been comparatively neglected. Artworks not only reveal the controlling intentions of imperialist...

Artangel and Financing British Art: Adapting to Social and Economic Change

Artangel and Financing British Art: Adapting to Social and Economic Change

1st Edition

Charlotte Gould
July 12, 2018

The Artangel Trust has been credited with providing artists with all the money and logistics they need to create one-off dream projects. An independent art commissioning agency based in London, it has operated since 1985 and is responsible for producing some of the most striking ephemeral and...

Visual Culture in the Northern British Archipelago: Imagining Islands

Visual Culture in the Northern British Archipelago: Imagining Islands

1st Edition

Ysanne Holt, David Martin-Jones, Owain Jones
June 04, 2018

This edited collection, including contributors from the disciplines of art history, film studies, cultural geography and cultural anthropology, explores ways in which islands in the north of England and Scotland have provided space for a variety of visual-cultural practices and forms of creative...

British Art in the Nuclear Age

British Art in the Nuclear Age

1st Edition

Catherine Jolivette
April 25, 2018

Rooted in the study of objects, British Art in the Nuclear Age addresses the role of art and visual culture in discourses surrounding nuclear science and technology, atomic power, and nuclear warfare in Cold War Britain. Examining both the fears and hopes for the future that attended the advances...

Frederic Leighton: Death, Mortality, Resurrection

Frederic Leighton: Death, Mortality, Resurrection

1st Edition

Keren Rosa Hammerschlag
February 12, 2018

Keren Rosa Hammerschlag's Frederic Leighton: Death, Mortality, Resurrection offers a timely reexamination of the art of the late Victorian period's most institutionally powerful artist, Frederic Lord Leighton (1830-1896). As President of the Royal Academy from 1878 to 1896, Leighton was committed...

The British School of Sculpture, c.1760-1832

The British School of Sculpture, c.1760-1832

1st Edition

Jason Edwards, Sarah Burnage
December 14, 2016

The British School of Sculpture, c. 1760–1832 represents the first edited collection exploring one of the most significant moments in British art history, returning to centre stage a wide range of sculpture considered for the first time by some of the most important scholars in the field. Following...

Mass-Observation and Visual Culture: Depicting Everyday Lives in Britain

Mass-Observation and Visual Culture: Depicting Everyday Lives in Britain

1st Edition

Lucy D. Curzon
November 11, 2016

Mass-Observation and Visual Culture: Depicting Everyday Lives in Britain critically analyses the role that visual culture played in the early development of Mass-Observation, the innovative British anthropological research group founded in 1937. The group’s production and use of painting, collage,...

Painting Labour in Scotland and Europe, 1850-1900

Painting Labour in Scotland and Europe, 1850-1900

1st Edition

John Morrison
August 26, 2016

Painting Labour in Scotland and Europe, 1850-1900 explores hitherto unrecognized European variations in the phenomena of rural labour imagery, particularly in Scotland. In exploring these distinctions relative to Scotland and Europe it looks to develop a new understanding of the commonalities and...

India in Art in Ireland

India in Art in Ireland

1st Edition

Kathleen James-Chakraborty
April 05, 2016

India in Art in Ireland is the first book to address how the relationship between these two ends of the British Empire played out in the visual arts. It demonstrates that Irish ambivalence about British imperialism in India complicates the assumption that colonialism precluded identifying with an...

Printing and Painting the News in Victorian London: The Graphic and Social Realism, 1869-1891

Printing and Painting the News in Victorian London: The Graphic and Social Realism, 1869-1891

1st Edition

Andrea Korda
December 28, 2014

Printing and Painting the News in Victorian London offers a fresh perspective on Social Realism by contextualizing it within the burgeoning new media environment of Victorian London. Paintings labelled as Social Realist by Luke Fildes, Frank Holl and Hubert Herkomer are frequently considered to...

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