A Companion to British Art
Touches on the whole of the history of British art, from 800-2000, with increasing attention paid to the periods after 1500 Provides the first comprehensive introduction to British art of the eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries, one of the most lively and innovative areas of art-historical study Presents in depth the major preoccupations that have emerged from recent scholarship, including aesthetics, gender, British art's relationship to Modernity, nationhood and nationality, and the institutions of the British art world
Dana Arnold is Professor of Architectural History and Theory at Middlesex University, UK. She has published several books on British architecture and visual culture and is author of the best selling Art History: A Very Short Introduction (2004). She is series editor of New Interventions in Art History , Wiley-Blackwell Companions to Art History , and Blackwell Anthologies in Art History . David Peters Corbett is Professor of History of Art at the University of East Anglia. He has published a number of books, and has received prizes from the Historians of British Art, College Art Association USA, and a Guardian book of the year award. He is the editor of the journal Art History .
A Companion to British Art
List of Illustrations
William Hogarth, The Painter and his Pug , 1745. Oil on canvas; support: 900 × 699 mm frame: 1080 × 875 × 78 mm painting.
Yinka Shonibare, MBE, Mr. and Mrs. Andrews without their Heads , 1998. Wax-print cotton costumes on mannequins, dog mannequin, painted metal bench, rifle 165 × 635 × 254 cm with plinth.
Richard Payne Knight: Downton Castle, Herefordshire ; print from Heaton's of Tisbury.
The De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea, by Erich Mendelssohn.
Gwen John, The Student .
Roger Fry, Self-portrait , oil on canvas, 1928.
The saloon, or "Heaven Room," at Burghley, Lincolnshire, with painting by Antonio Verrio, c.1696 (north and west walls).80
The saloon, or "Heaven Room," at Burghley, Lincolnshire, with painting by Antonio Verrio, c.1696 (north and east walls).
Antonio Verrio, An Assembly of the Gods , sketch for the saloon ceiling at Burghley, c.1694. Oil on canvas, 90 × 118 cm.
Paolo de' Matteis, The Judgment of Hercules , 1712. Oil on canvas, 198 × 257 cm.
George Scharf: Exhibition at the Royal Academy, London, watercolor, 1828, depicting the Great Room at Somerset House during the exhibition of 1828 where portraits by the President, Sir Thomas Lawrence, are exhibited and Benjamin Vulliamy's "Great Lamp" hangs in the center.
E. J. Brewtnall: A Party of Working Men at the National Gallery, London , engraving, 1870.
G. F. Watts, Physical Energy , c.1883–1906.
Charles Shannon: The Bath of Venus , oil on canvas, 1460 × 978 mm, 1898–1904.
Charles Ricketts: Don Juan , oil on canvas, 1162 × 959 mm, c.1911.
Augustus John: The Way Down to the Sea , 1909–1911, private collection.
Derek Boshier: The Identi-Kit Man , oil on canvas, 1830 × 1832 mm, 1962.
Anthony Caro: Twenty Four Hours , painted steel, 1384 × 2235 × 838 mm, 1960, Tate, London.
Barry Flanagan: sand muslin , mixed media, 181 × 302 × 302 mm, 1966.
Benjamin West: The Death of General Wolfe , oil on canvas, 1510 × 2135 mm, 1770.