British Art

British Art


  • Abstract Art In England 1913-1915

    By Anthony D'Offay

    Our Price: $15.00
    • Format: Oversize Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9789111780957
    • Publisher: Anthony D'Offay
    • Published: 1969
  • Addiction and British Visual Culture 1751-1919: Wasted Looks

    By Julia Skelly

    Our Price: $175.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781409435563
    • Publisher: Routledge
    • Published: March 2014
    Highly innovative and long overdue, this study analyzes the visual culture of addiction produced in Britain during the long nineteenth century. The book examines well-known images such as William Hogarth's Gin Lane (1751), as well as lesser-known artworks including Alfred Priest's painting Cocaine (1919), in order to demonstrate how visual culture was both informed by, and contributed to, discourses of addiction in the period between 1751 and 1919. Through her analysis of more than 30 images, Julia Skelly deconstructs beliefs and stereotypes related to addicted individuals that remain entrenched in the popular imagination today. Drawing upon both feminist and queer methodologies, as well as upon extensive archival research, Addiction and British Visual Culture, 1751-1919 investigates and problematizes the long-held belief that addiction is legible from the body, thus positioning visual images as unreliable sources in attempts to identify alcoholics and drug addicts. Examining paintings, graphic satire, photographs, advertisements and architectural sites, Skelly explores such issues as ongoing anxieties about maternal drinking; the punishment and confinement of addicted individuals; the mobility of female alcoholics through the streets and spaces of nineteenth-century London; and soldiers' use of addictive substances such as cocaine and tobacco to cope with traumatic memories following the First World War.
  • After Sir Joshua: Essays on British Art and Cultural History

    By Richard Wendorf

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    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780300107340
    • Published: September 2005
  • American Indians in British Art, 1700-1840

    Our Price: $21.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780806142005
    • Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
    • Published: February 2013
    Ask anyone the world over to identify a figure in buckskins with a feather bonnet, and the answer will be “Indian.” Many works of art produced by non-Native artists have reflected such a limited viewpoint. In American Indians in British Art, 1700–1840, Stephanie Pratt explores for the first time an artistic tradition that avoided simplification and that instead portrayed Native peoples in a surprisingly complex light. During the eighteenth century, the British allied themselves with Indian tribes to counter the American colonial rebellion. In response, British artists produced a large volume of work focusing on American Indians. Although these works depicted their subjects as either noble or ignoble savages, they also represented Indians as active participants in contemporary society. Pratt places artistic works in historical context and traces a movement away from abstraction, where Indians were symbols rather than actual people, to representational art, which portrayed Indians as actors on the colonial stage. But Pratt also argues that to view these images as mere illustrations of historical events or individuals would be reductive. As works of art they contain formal characteristics and ideological content that diminish their documentary value.
  • American Passion: The Susan Kasen Summer and Robert D. Summer Collection of Contemporary British Painting

    By Susie Allen

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    • Format: Oversize Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780902752511
    • Publisher: GLASCOW MUSEUMS
    • Published: January 1994
    * and Robert D. Summer Collection of Contemporary British Painting. * and Stefan van Raay.
  • Anarchy & Beauty: William Morris and His Legacy 1860-1960

    By William Morris

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    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780300209464
    • Publisher: Yale University Press
    • Published: November 2014
    A beautifully illustrated portrayal of the life of the artist and writer who revolutionized Victorian society and whose legacy is still widely embraced today
  • The Anomie Review of Contemporary British Painting

    By Matt Price

    Our Price: $20.00
    • Format: Oversize Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781910221167
    • Publisher: Anomie Publishing
    • Published: October 2018
  • Art In the Age of Queen Victoria: Treasures from the Royal Academy of Arts Permanent Collection

    By Helen Valentine

    Our Price: $15.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780300079975
    • Publisher: Yale University Press
    • Published: June 1999
  • Art Labor, Sex Politics: Feminist Effects in 1970s British Art and Performance

    By Siona Wilson

    Our Price: $29.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780816685752
    • Publisher: Univ Of Minnesota Press
    • Published: January 2015
  • Art and Communication in the Reign of Henry VIII

    By Tatiana C. String

    Our Price: $175.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780754663058
    • Publisher: Ashgate
    • Published: July 2008
    Exploring the intersection between art and political ideology, this innovative study of art in Henrician England sheds new light on the ways in which Henry VIII and his advisers exploited visual images in order to communicate ideas to his subjects. The works analyzed include water triumphs, coronation pageants and funeral processions, printed title pages of vernacular Bibles, coins, portrait miniatures, and murals, as well as panel paintings.With her analysis of these categories of objects, and using communication theory as a starting point, String presents a new model of communication based on the concepts of magnificence, topicality, persuasiveness, and propaganda. Using the art of Henry VIII's reign as a case study, String enriches our understanding of the fundamental contribution of imagery to communication, and also provides a model for the study of the dissemination of ideas and the patron-artist relationship in other royal courts and historical periods.
  • Art and Decoration In Elizabethan and Jacobean England: The Influence of Continental Prints, 1558-1625

    By Anthony Wells-Cole

    Our Price: $55.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780300066517
    • Publisher: Yale University Press
    • Published: October 1997
  • Art and the Sacred Journey in Britain, 1790-1850

    By Kathryn Barush

    Our Price: $45.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781472466624
    • Publisher: Routledge
    • Published: June 2016
    (Routledge Studies in Pilgrimage, Religious Travel and Tourism)
  • Art in Britain, 1660-1815

    By David H. Solkin

    Our Price: $75.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780300215564
    • Publisher: Paul Mellon Centre BA / Yale University Press
    • Published: December 2015
    Art in Britain 1660–1815 presents the first social history of British art from the period known as the long 18th century, and offers a fresh and challenging look at the major developments in painting, drawing, and printmaking that took place during this period. It describes how an embryonic London art world metamorphosed into a flourishing community of native and immigrant practitioners, whose efforts ultimately led to the rise of a British School deemed worthy of comparison with its European counterparts. Within this larger narrative are authoritative accounts of the achievements of celebrated artists such as Peter Lely, William Hogarth, Thomas Gainsborough, and J.M.W. Turner. David H. Solkin has interwoven their stories and many others into a critical analysis of how visual culture reinforced, and on occasion challenged, established social hierarchies and prevailing notions of gender, class, and race as Britain entered the modern age. More than 300 artworks, accompanied by detailed analysis, beautifully illustrate how Britain’s transformation into the world’s foremost commercial and imperial power found expression in the visual arts, and how the arts shaped the nation in return.
  • The Art of the Pre-Raphaelites

    By Elizabeth Prettejohn

    Our Price: $80.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780691070575
    • Publisher: PRINCETON UP
    • Published: November 2000
    In a richly illustrated re-examination of a seminal period in art history, the author of Rossetti and His Circle asks important questions about the pre-Raphaelite artists, their work, their artistic themes, and their influence on the history of art.
  • Art, Power & Modernity: English Art Institutions, 1750-1950

    By Gordon Fyfe

    Our Price: $200.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780718501112
    • Published: October 2000
    Gives a sociological interpretation of the rise of metropolitan art institutions and their role in modernism and the modernization of art in England. Explores the complex relationships between the artist as creator, notions of class and taste, and the power of institutions such as academies, museums, and art dealers to enable or constrain creativity and to reflect and shape artistic expression. Looks at the experiences of submerged artists, including reproductive engravers and the Chantrey artists, and their interpretations of the changing 19th- century English art world. Includes b&w photos and illustrations. Fyfe teaches sociology at Keele University. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (