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David Hockney: 82 Portraits and 1 Still Life (Hardcover): Tim Barringer, Edith Devaney David Hockney: 82 Portraits and 1 Still Life (Hardcover)
Tim Barringer, Edith Devaney 1
R848 R706 Discovery Miles 7 060 Save R142 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This summer 2016 publication brings together the recent body of work by David Hockney, perhaps the most popular and versatile British artist of the last century. Following his sweeping exploration of landscape in the Royal Academy's galleries in 2012, this focused display will look exclusively at the portraits he has been painting in the last few years - the subjects of which are friends, family and art-world luminaries. After the sad events that touched his life in 2012, Hockney had stopped painting altogether. His move from Yorkshire to California coincided with his decision to revisit acrylic paints and bold colours. Vibrant, observant and full of life, these portraits mark a return to vivid, Technicolor form. Incisive text from Tim Barringer places these works within Hockney's development as a portrait painter, while curator Edith Devaney interviews the artist about the series, which he describes as 'twenty-hour exposures', in reference to the time each portrait takes to paint. The book will show the stages of each painting, from first to last mark, to give the reader a unique insight into Hockney's working method.

Art and the British Empire (Paperback): Tim Barringer, Geoff Quilley, Douglas Fordham Art and the British Empire (Paperback)
Tim Barringer, Geoff Quilley, Douglas Fordham; Index compiled by Chantal Hamil
R696 Discovery Miles 6 960 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This pioneering study argues that the concept of 'empire' belongs at the centre, rather than in the margins, of British art history. Recent scholarship in history, anthropology, literature and post-colonial studies has superseded traditional definitions of empire as a monolithic political and economic project. Emerging across the humanities is the idea of empire as a complex and contested process, mediated materially and imaginatively by multifarious forms of culture. The twenty essays in Art and the British Empire offer compelling methodological solutions to this ambiguity, while engaging in subtle visual analysis of a previously neglected body of work. Authors from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, the USA and the UK examine a wide range of visual production, including book illustration, portraiture, monumental sculpture, genre and history painting, visual satire, marine and landscape painting, photography and film. Together these essays propose a major shift in the historiography of British art and a blueprint for further research. -- .

The American Pre-Raphaelites - Radical Realists (Hardcover): Linda S. Ferber, Nancy K. Anderson, Tim Barringer, Barbara Dayer... The American Pre-Raphaelites - Radical Realists (Hardcover)
Linda S. Ferber, Nancy K. Anderson, Tim Barringer, Barbara Dayer Gallati, Sophie Lynford, …
R1,199 Discovery Miles 11 990 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

An illuminating look at how the Pre-Raphaelite movement was embraced by a group of vanguard American artists Bringing together insights from a distinguished group of scholars, this beautiful book analyzes the history and historiography of the American Pre-Raphaelites, and how the movement made its way from England to America. Led by Thomas Charles Farrer-an English expatriate and acolyte of the hugely influential English critic John Ruskin-the American Pre-Raphaelite artists followed Ruskin's dictum to depict nature close up and with great fidelity. Many members of the group (including Farrer, who served in the Union army during the American Civil War) were also abolitionists, and several created works with a rich political subtext. Featuring the work of artists such as Fidelia Bridges, Henry and Thomas Charles Farrer, Charles Herbert Moore, Henry Roderick Newman, and William Trost Richards, this generously illustrated volume is filled with insightful essays that explore the influence of Ruskin on the American artists, the role of watercolor and photography in their work, symbolism and veiled references to the Civil War, and much more.

Pastures Green and Dark Satanic Mills (Hardcover): Tim Barringer Pastures Green and Dark Satanic Mills (Hardcover)
Tim Barringer
R1,086 R848 Discovery Miles 8 480 Save R238 (22%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This new book offers a single, encompassing view of the development of landscape painting, photography, and land art in Britain from the eighteenth through to the late twentieth century. It reveals the strong continuity between British landscape art of today and that of over 250 years ago, with works by J.M.W. Turner, John Constable, Thomas Gainsborough, John Piper, David Nash, and Richard Long, amongst many others.

Tim Barringer is Paul Mellon Professor of the History of Art, Yale University.

Oliver Fairclough is Keeper of Art, National Museum of Wales.

Men at Work - Art and Labour in Victorian Britain (Hardcover): Tim Barringer Men at Work - Art and Labour in Victorian Britain (Hardcover)
Tim Barringer
R1,084 Discovery Miles 10 840 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

For artists of the increasingly mechanized Victorian age, questions about the meaning and value of labour presented a series of urgent problems: Is work a moral obligation or a religious duty? Must labour be the preserve of men alone? Does the amount of work bestowed on a painting affect its value? Should art celebrate wholesome rural work or reveal the degradations of the industrial workplace? In this highly original book, Tim Barringer considers how artists and theorists addressed these questions and what their solutions reveal about Victorian society and culture.
Based on extensive new research, "Men at Work" offers a compelling study of the image as a means of exploring the relationship between labour and art in Victorian Britain. Barringer arrives at a major reinterpretation of the art and culture of nineteenth-century Britain and its empire as well as new readings of such key figures as Ford Madox Brown and John Ruskin.

Thomas Cole`s Journey - Atlantic Crossings (Hardcover): Elizabeth Manki Kornhauser, Tim Barringer, Dorothy Mahon, Christopher... Thomas Cole`s Journey - Atlantic Crossings (Hardcover)
Elizabeth Manki Kornhauser, Tim Barringer, Dorothy Mahon, Christopher Riopelle, Shannon Vittoria
R1,316 Discovery Miles 13 160 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A major reexamination of the father of the Hudson River School in relation to his European roots and travels Thomas Cole (1801-1848), arguably the greatest American landscape artist of his generation, is presented here in a new light: as an international figure, born in England, and in dialogue with the major landscape painters of the age, including J.M.W. Turner and John Constable. Cole traveled in Europe from 1829 to 1832. Thomas Cole's Journey reexamines his seminal works of 1832-36-notably The Oxbow and Course of Empire-as a culminating response to his experiences of British art and society and of Italian landscape painting. These, combined with Cole's passion for the American wilderness and his horror of the industrial revolution in Britain, led him to create works that offer a distinctive, even dissident, response to the economic and political rise of the United States and the ecological changes then underway. This groundbreaking book also discusses Cole's influence on later artists, from Frederic Edwin Church to Ed Ruscha.

Frederic Leighton - Antiquity, Renaissance, Modernity (Hardcover): Tim Barringer, Elizabeth Prettejohn Frederic Leighton - Antiquity, Renaissance, Modernity (Hardcover)
Tim Barringer, Elizabeth Prettejohn
R1,284 Discovery Miles 12 840 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Liberated from the constraints of tradition, the Pre-Raphaelites of mid-Victorian England produced distinctive representations of nature and society in paintings remarkable for their compositional vitality and hallucinatory effects of color. This lavishly illustrated book provides a fresh appraisal of the Pre-Raphaelite artists and their radical departure from artistic conventions. Tim Barringer explores the meanings so richly encoded in Pre-Raphaelite paintings and analyzes key pictures and their significance within the complex social and cultural matrix of nineteenth-century Britain. In chapters devoted to core themes, the author discusses such artists as John Everett Millais, William Holman Hunt, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, and Ford Madox Brown and their engagement with medieval revivalism, nature worship, issues of class and gender, and the reconciliation of the religious image and realism. Barringer draws on an imaginative selection of paintings, drawings, and contemporary photographs to suggest that the dynamic energy of Pre-Raphael-ism arose from paradoxes at its heart. Past and present, historicism and modernity, symbolism and realism, as well as tensions between city and country, man and woman, worker and capitalist, colonizer and colonized-all appear within Pre-Raphaelite art. Focusing on these issues, the author casts new light on the Pre-Raphaelites and their innovative work.

Picturesque and Sublime - Thomas Cole's Trans-Atlantic Inheritance (Paperback): Tim Barringer, Gillian Forrester, Jennifer... Picturesque and Sublime - Thomas Cole's Trans-Atlantic Inheritance (Paperback)
Tim Barringer, Gillian Forrester, Jennifer Raab
R579 Discovery Miles 5 790 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Landscape art in the early 19th century was guided by two rival concepts: the picturesque, which emphasized touristic pleasures and visual delight, and the sublime, an aesthetic category rooted in notions of fear and danger. British artists including J.M.W. Turner and John Constable raised landscape painting to new heights and their work reached global audiences through the circulation of engravings. Thomas Cole, born in England, emigrated to the United States in 1818, and first absorbed the picturesque and sublime through print media. Cole transformed British and continental European traditions to create a distinctive American form of landscape painting. The authors here explore the role of prints as agents of artistic transmission and look closely at how Cole's own creative process was driven by works on paper such as drawings, notebooks, letters, and manuscripts. Also considered is the importance of the parallel works of William Guy Wall, best known for his pioneering Hudson River Portfolio. Beautifully illustrated with works on paper ranging from watercolors to etchings, mezzotints, aquatints, engravings, and lithographs, as well as notable paintings, this book offers important insights into Cole's formulation of a profound new category in art-the American sublime.

Ford Maddox Brown: the Unofficial Pre-raphaelite (Paperback): Angela Thirlwell, Tim Barringer, Laura MacCulloch Ford Maddox Brown: the Unofficial Pre-raphaelite (Paperback)
Angela Thirlwell, Tim Barringer, Laura MacCulloch
R469 R386 Discovery Miles 3 860 Save R83 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

"Ford Madox Brown: The Unofficial Pre-Raphaelite" - the third in a series of publications on Birmingham's unique collection of 19th-century drawings - reassesses the work of this important artist, and reveals his achievements. Older than his contemporaries Holman Hunt, Millais, and pupil Rossetti, and never officially a member of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, Ford Madox Brown was nonetheless a central figure within this major art movement. The creator of "Work" and "The Last of England," whose art was marked by an unmistakable originality in the face of critical rejection and market failure, Madox Brown has until now remained a neglected presence in art history.
In this volume Angela Thirlwell, deals with the broader aspects of the artist's developments, setting his works in the context of his life, Tim Barringer, studies the difficulty of categorizing Madox Brown's work, and his refusal to be defined by a particular artistic movement, and Laura MacCulloch, looks specifically at Madox Brown's illustrations, including his undervalued drawings for Shakespeare's "King Lear" and Byron's "The Prisoner of Chillon." Ther is a complete catalogue listing of all 174 drawings, watercolours, designs and archive material by Madox Brown in the BMAG collection.

Victorian Jamaica (Hardcover): Tim Barringer, Wayne Modest Victorian Jamaica (Hardcover)
Tim Barringer, Wayne Modest
R3,102 R2,600 Discovery Miles 26 000 Save R502 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Victorian Jamaica explores the extraordinary surviving archive of visual representation and material objects to provide a comprehensive account of Jamaican society during Queen Victoria's reign over the British Empire, from 1837 to 1901. In their analyses of material ranging from photographs of plantation laborers and landscape paintings to cricket team photographs, furniture, and architecture, as well as a wide range of texts, the contributors trace the relationship between black Jamaicans and colonial institutions; contextualize race within ritual and performance; and outline how material and visual culture helped shape the complex politics of colonial society. By narrating Victorian history from a Caribbean perspective, this richly illustrated volume-featuring 270 full-color images-offers a complex and nuanced portrait of Jamaica that expands our understanding of the wider history of the British Empire and Atlantic world during this period. Contributors. Anna Arabindan-Kesson, Tim Barringer, Anthony Bogues, David Boxer, Patrick Bryan, Steeve O. Buckridge, Julian Cresser, John M. Cross, Petrina Dacres, Belinda Edmondson, Nadia Ellis, Gillian Forrester, Catherine Hall, Gad Heuman, Rivke Jaffe, O'Neil Lawrence, Erica Moiah James, Jan Marsh, Wayne Modest, Daniel T. Neely, Mark Nesbitt, Diana Paton, Elizabeth Pigou-Dennis, Veerle Poupeye, Jennifer Raab, James Robertson, Shani Roper, Faith Smith, Nicole Smythe-Johnson, Dianne M. Stewart, Krista A. Thompson

Colonialism and the Object - Empire, Material Culture and the Museum (Paperback): Tim Barringer, Tom Flynn Colonialism and the Object - Empire, Material Culture and the Museum (Paperback)
Tim Barringer, Tom Flynn
R1,194 Discovery Miles 11 940 Ships in 7 - 11 working days


The post-colonial world has seen a major re-evaluation, political as well as theoretical, of the institutions and ideologies of colonialism. In addition to historical and literary studies, innovative theoretical analyses have opened up new approaches to this subject area. In the light of this new thinking, Colonialism and the Object discusses the impact of colonial contact with other cultures on the material culture of both the colonized and the imperial nation.
Drawing together an international group of scholars from a variety of disciplinary and cultural backgrounds, Colonialism and the Object demonstrates that the intensive analyses of museum insights into issues of global importance. The volume includes intensive case-studies of objects from India, Pakistan, New Zealand, China and Africa, all of which were collected by or exhibited in the institutions of the British Empire. Other chapters address issues of radical identity across cultural barriers, and the hybird styles of objects which can emerge when cultures meet.
Colonialism and the Object is essential reading for all those interested in post-colonial theory, museum studies, material culture and design history.

Victorian Jamaica (Paperback): Tim Barringer, Wayne Modest Victorian Jamaica (Paperback)
Tim Barringer, Wayne Modest
R964 R837 Discovery Miles 8 370 Save R127 (13%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Victorian Jamaica explores the extraordinary surviving archive of visual representation and material objects to provide a comprehensive account of Jamaican society during Queen Victoria's reign over the British Empire, from 1837 to 1901. In their analyses of material ranging from photographs of plantation laborers and landscape paintings to cricket team photographs, furniture, and architecture, as well as a wide range of texts, the contributors trace the relationship between black Jamaicans and colonial institutions; contextualize race within ritual and performance; and outline how material and visual culture helped shape the complex politics of colonial society. By narrating Victorian history from a Caribbean perspective, this richly illustrated volume-featuring 270 full-color images-offers a complex and nuanced portrait of Jamaica that expands our understanding of the wider history of the British Empire and Atlantic world during this period. Contributors. Anna Arabindan-Kesson, Tim Barringer, Anthony Bogues, David Boxer, Patrick Bryan, Steeve O. Buckridge, Julian Cresser, John M. Cross, Petrina Dacres, Belinda Edmondson, Nadia Ellis, Gillian Forrester, Catherine Hall, Gad Heuman, Rivke Jaffe, O'Neil Lawrence, Erica Moiah James, Jan Marsh, Wayne Modest, Daniel T. Neely, Mark Nesbitt, Diana Paton, Elizabeth Pigou-Dennis, Veerle Poupeye, Jennifer Raab, James Robertson, Shani Roper, Faith Smith, Nicole Smythe-Johnson, Dianne M. Stewart, Krista A. Thompson

Writing the Pre-Raphaelites - Text, Context, Subtext (Hardcover, New Ed): Michaela Giebelhausen, Tim Barringer Writing the Pre-Raphaelites - Text, Context, Subtext (Hardcover, New Ed)
Michaela Giebelhausen, Tim Barringer
R3,756 Discovery Miles 37 560 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This vibrant collection of essays claims that a complex network of texts by critics, biographers and diarists established the credibility and influence of the Pre-Raphaelite movement. Throughout the twentieth century, Modernist taste failed to acknowledge the achievement of oppositional groupings such as the Pre-Raphaelites. The essays collected here, however, reveal that the British group anticipated later avant-gardes by using the written word to configure for itself a radical artistic identity. Public and critics alike were scandalized by the radicalism of Pre-Raphaelite painting, its unflinching portrayal of historical figures and of contemporary life, and its irreverent attitude to artistic convention. Pre-Raphaelitism's innovations were not confined to style: new forms of artistic identity and behaviour were explored. As the contributors interrogate the texts through which Pre-Raphaelitism was constructed, they demonstrate that the movement's wide influence as a cultural phenomenon derived from the interplay between exhibited works and critical discourse. Applying a range of sophisticated methodologies from the fields of literary studies, art history, and cultural studies, these interdisciplinary essays uncover the neglected role of texts in the success of the Pre-Raphaelite rebellion and argue in favor of a new centrality for this movement in the history of nineteenth-century European culture.

Landscape, Innovation, and Nostalgia - The Manton Collection of British Art (Hardcover, New): Jay A. Clarke Landscape, Innovation, and Nostalgia - The Manton Collection of British Art (Hardcover, New)
Jay A. Clarke; Contributions by Tim Barringer, Ann Bermingham, David Blayney Brown, Antony Griffiths, …
R824 R634 Discovery Miles 6 340 Save R190 (23%) Out of stock

Business leader and arts patron Sir Edwin A. G. Manton (1909-2005) and his wife Florence, Lady Manton, assembled an outstanding collection of 18th- and 19th-century British art. A gift to the Clark Art Institute from the Manton Foundation in 2007, their collection features more than three hundred oil paintings, watercolors, drawings, and prints, including works by John Constable, J. M. W. Turner, Thomas Gainsborough, and William Blake.

In a series of wide-ranging essays, prominent scholars consider the major works and themes in the collection, relating them to larger issues within the field of British studies. Individual essays are devoted to Constable's oil sketches, cloud studies, and magisterial painting "The Wheat Field"; the growth of the watercolor tradition; print portfolios and narrative series; Thomas Rowlandson's satiric drawings; and Gainsborough's use of experimental materials as revealed through recent scientific analysis. The volume concludes with an illustrated checklist of the works in the collection.

Colonialism and the Object - Empire, Material Culture and the Museum (Hardcover): Tim Barringer, Tom Flynn Colonialism and the Object - Empire, Material Culture and the Museum (Hardcover)
Tim Barringer, Tom Flynn
R2,614 Discovery Miles 26 140 Out of stock

The post-colonial world has seen a major re-evaluation of the insititutions and ideologies of colonialism. Post-colonial theory has enriched our understanding of the history and literature of colonial periods. With reference to this trend, this collection examines the artistic production of both imperial nations and their colonies and aims to show how it was affected by colonial contact. Drawing together an international group of scholars from a variety of disciplinary and cultural backgrounds, it presents case studies of objects from India, Pakistan, New Zealand, China and Africa which were collected by or exhibited in the institutions of the British Empire. Other chapters address issues of racial identity across cultural barriers and the hybrid styles which can emerge when cultures meet. The contributors also consider how we, in the post-colonial era, should interpret the cultural production of the colonial world and how through displaying these objects, contemporary museum practice can address the artistic inheritance of colonialism.

Unto This Last - Two Hundred Years of John Ruskin (Hardcover): Tim Barringer Unto This Last - Two Hundred Years of John Ruskin (Hardcover)
Tim Barringer; Tara Contractor, Victoria Hepburn, Judith Stapleton, Courtney Skipton Long
R1,200 R907 Discovery Miles 9 070 Save R293 (24%) Out of stock

An innovative and lavishly illustrated account of the art, writings, and global influence of one of the 19th century's most influential thinkers This book presents an innovative portrait of John Ruskin (1819-1900) as artist, art critic, social theorist, educator, and ecological campaigner. Ruskin's juvenilia reveal an early embrace of his lifelong interests in geology and botany, art, poetry, and mythology. His early admiration of Turner led him to identify the moral power of close looking. In The Stones of Venice, illustrated with his own drawings, he argued that the development of architectural style revealed the moral condition of society. Later, Ruskin pioneered new approaches to teaching and museum practice. Influential worldwide, Ruskin's work inspired William Morris, founders of the Labour Party, and Mahatma Gandhi. Through thematic essays and detailed discussions of his works, this book argues that, complex and contradictory, Ruskin's ideas are of urgent importance today.

Art and the British Empire (Hardcover, Annotated Ed): Tim Barringer, Geoff Quilley, Douglas Fordham Art and the British Empire (Hardcover, Annotated Ed)
Tim Barringer, Geoff Quilley, Douglas Fordham; Index compiled by Chantal Hamil
R2,138 Discovery Miles 21 380 Out of stock

This pioneering study argues that the concept of 'empire' belongs at the centre, rather than in the margins, of British art history. Recent scholarship in history, anthropology, literature and post-colonial studies has superseded traditional definitions of empire as a monolithic political and economic project. Emerging across the humanities is the idea of empire as a complex and contested process, mediated materially and imaginatively by multifarious forms of culture. The twenty essays in Art and the British Empire offer compelling methodological solutions to this ambiguity, while engaging in subtle visual analysis of a previously neglected body of work. Authors from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, the USA and the UK examine a wide range of visual production, including book illustration, portraiture, monumental sculpture, genre and history painting, visual satire, marine and landscape painting, photography and film. Together these essays propose a major shift in the historiography of British art and a blueprint for further research. -- .

The Pre-Raphaelites - Reading the Image (Paperback): Tim Barringer The Pre-Raphaelites - Reading the Image (Paperback)
Tim Barringer
R134 R108 Discovery Miles 1 080 Save R26 (19%) Out of stock

Adopting a thematic approach, this book navigates a course from analysis of key pre-Raphaelite pictures to their significance within the complex cultural and social matrix of Victorian Britain. Individual chapters provide core concepts for understanding the pre-Raphaelite engagement with medieval revivalism, nature worship, issues of class and gender, and the reconciliation of the religious image and realism in the 19th century. In addition, biographical information enlivens these chapters.

Writing the Pre-Raphaelites - Text, Context, Subtext (Paperback): Michaela Giebelhausen, Tim Barringer Writing the Pre-Raphaelites - Text, Context, Subtext (Paperback)
Michaela Giebelhausen, Tim Barringer
R1,180 Discovery Miles 11 800 Out of stock

This vibrant collection of essays claims that a complex network of texts by critics, biographers and diarists established the credibility and influence of the Pre-Raphaelite movement. Throughout the twentieth century, Modernist taste failed to acknowledge the achievement of oppositional groupings such as the Pre-Raphaelites. The essays collected here, however, reveal that the British group anticipated later avant-gardes by using the written word to configure for itself a radical artistic identity. Public and critics alike were scandalized by the radicalism of Pre-Raphaelite painting, its unflinching portrayal of historical figures and of contemporary life, and its irreverent attitude to artistic convention. Pre-Raphaelitism's innovations were not confined to style: new forms of artistic identity and behaviour were explored. As the contributors interrogate the texts through which Pre-Raphaelitism was constructed, they demonstrate that the movement's wide influence as a cultural phenomenon derived from the interplay between exhibited works and critical discourse. Applying a range of sophisticated methodologies from the fields of literary studies, art history, and cultural studies, these interdisciplinary essays uncover the neglected role of texts in the success of the Pre-Raphaelite rebellion and argue in favor of a new centrality for this movement in the history of nineteenth-century European culture.

Conversations with Turner: The Watercolors (Hardcover): J. M. W Turner Conversations with Turner: The Watercolors (Hardcover)
J. M. W Turner; Edited by Nicholas Bell; Alexander Nemerov; Text written by Tim Barringer, Susan Galassi, …
R1,205 R974 Discovery Miles 9 740 Save R231 (19%) Out of stock
On the Viewing Platform - The Panorama between Canvas and Screen (Hardcover): Katie Trumpener, Tim Barringer On the Viewing Platform - The Panorama between Canvas and Screen (Hardcover)
Katie Trumpener, Tim Barringer
R1,565 R1,172 Discovery Miles 11 720 Save R393 (25%) Out of stock

A wide-ranging study of the painted panorama's influence on art, photography, and film This ambitious volume presents a multifaceted account of the legacy of the circular painted panorama and its far-reaching influence on art, photography, film, and architecture. From its 18th-century origins, the panorama quickly became a global mass-cultural phenomenon, often linked to an imperial worldview. Yet it also transformed modes of viewing and exerted a lasting, visible impact on filmmaking techniques, museum displays, and contemporary installation art. On the Viewing Platform offers close readings of works ranging from proto-panoramic Renaissance cityscapes and 19th-century paintings and photographs to experimental films and a wide array of contemporary art. Extensively researched and spectacularly illustrated, this volume proposes an expansive new framework for understanding the histories of art, film, and spectatorship.

Reading the Pre-Raphaelites (Paperback, Revised edition): Tim Barringer Reading the Pre-Raphaelites (Paperback, Revised edition)
Tim Barringer
R380 R304 Discovery Miles 3 040 Save R76 (20%) Out of stock

Noted for its vivid colours, elaborate use of symbols, and dedication to close observation of the natural world, the work of Pre-Raphaelite artists combines a deep engagement with the past and a modern realism that exemplifies the concerns of the age of steam travel. In Reading the Pre-Raphaelites, author Tim Barringer draws on an imaginative selection of paintings, drawings, and photographs to suggest that the dynamic energy of Pre-Raphaelitism arose out of the paradoxes at its heart. Past and present, historicism and modernity, symbolism and realism, as well as the tensions between city and country, men and women, worker and capitalist, colonizer and colonized all make appearances within Pre-Raphaelite art. By focusing on these issues, Barringer draws together the strands of revisionist thought on the Pre-Raphaelites and provides a range of stimulating new interpretations of their work. Beautifully illustrated, the second edition of this authoritative survey traces the history of the Pre-Raphaelite movement, and includes new sections on photography as well as a revised introduction and bibliography.

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