Five Centuries of British Painting: From Holbein to Hodgkin (World of Art)

3.68 avg rating
( 19 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780500203491: Five Centuries of British Painting: From Holbein to Hodgkin (World of Art)

Although Britain has played a dominant role in European history, its schools of painting have not always been seen as contributing significantly to the great Continental tradition. In this new book, the eminent art historian Andrew Wilton provides an enlightening look at the glories and achievements of British art over the past five centuries.

He traces the story of British painting from its hesitant beginnings under the influence of Holbein through its maturity in the time of Hogarth and Reynolds, when it reflected a prosperous society with growing Imperial influence. He then explores the pioneering role of Constable and Turner in the revolutions of the Romantic period, and the enigmatic position of artists in Victorian England, when a stiff moral code came into conflict with the uncertainties of the age of Darwin. In the twentieth century, Wilton shows how the new ideas of Modernism were explored by distinctive personalities from the Bloomsbury Group to Francis Bacon and the School of London.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Andrew Wilton is one of the country's most distinguished authorities on British art. He is the author of Turner in the World of Art series.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy New View Book
List Price: US$ 14.95
US$ 6.52

Convert Currency

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

Add to Basket

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Andrew Wilton
Published by Thames Hudson Ltd, United Kingdom (2002)
ISBN 10: 0500203490 ISBN 13: 9780500203491
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Thames Hudson Ltd, United Kingdom, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. Britain has played a key role in the history of the last five centuries, and its art reflects this in absorbing but complex ways. At first, foreign artists and influences were dominant - for example, Holbein, Van Dyck, Lely and Kneller. In the century of Hogarth, Reynolds and Gainsborough, British painting reflected an increasingly confident society, propelled by Imperialist expansion and industrial advance. Constable and Turner were among many pioneers in the artistic revolutions of the Romantic period, when British influence extended across Europe. The Victorian age saw the moral dilemmas, reflected in art, of Christian values challenged by science. A consistent undercurrent has been Britain s preference for the real world (landscape and portraiture) as against high art and abstraction. This is a survey of the personalities of British painting and an assessment of the latest flowering in which many threads of modern art come together. Bookseller Inventory # AAO9780500203491

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 6.52
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Andrew Wilton
Published by Thames & Hudson (2002)
ISBN 10: 0500203490 ISBN 13: 9780500203491
New Paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
smeikalbooks
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Thames & Hudson, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Brand new book. Fast shipping form our UK warehouse in eco-friendly packaging. Fast, efficient and friendly customer service. Bookseller Inventory # 9780500203491N

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 2.50
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 5.04
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Wilton, Andrew
Published by Thames & Hudson
ISBN 10: 0500203490 ISBN 13: 9780500203491
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Orion Tech
(Grand Prairie, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Thames & Hudson. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0500203490 . Bookseller Inventory # HCI2704PBGG062217H0388P

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 7.58
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Andrew Wilton
Published by Thames & Hudson (2002)
ISBN 10: 0500203490 ISBN 13: 9780500203491
New Paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
cbs distribution ltd
(Brecon, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Thames & Hudson, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # ABC30998

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 1.38
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 6.74
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Andrew Wilton
Published by Thames Hudson Ltd, United Kingdom (2002)
ISBN 10: 0500203490 ISBN 13: 9780500203491
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Thames Hudson Ltd, United Kingdom, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. Britain has played a key role in the history of the last five centuries, and its art reflects this in absorbing but complex ways. At first, foreign artists and influences were dominant - for example, Holbein, Van Dyck, Lely and Kneller. In the century of Hogarth, Reynolds and Gainsborough, British painting reflected an increasingly confident society, propelled by Imperialist expansion and industrial advance. Constable and Turner were among many pioneers in the artistic revolutions of the Romantic period, when British influence extended across Europe. The Victorian age saw the moral dilemmas, reflected in art, of Christian values challenged by science. A consistent undercurrent has been Britain s preference for the real world (landscape and portraiture) as against high art and abstraction. This is a survey of the personalities of British painting and an assessment of the latest flowering in which many threads of modern art come together. Bookseller Inventory # AAO9780500203491

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 8.44
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Andrew Wilton
Published by Thames & Hudson (2002)
ISBN 10: 0500203490 ISBN 13: 9780500203491
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Y-Not-Books
(Hereford, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Thames & Hudson, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Next day dispatch. International delivery available. 1000's of satisfied customers! Please contact us with any enquiries. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000184795

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 1.03
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 9.44
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Andrew Wilton
Published by Thames & Hudson 2002-02-11 (2002)
ISBN 10: 0500203490 ISBN 13: 9780500203491
New Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
Chiron Media
(Wallingford, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Thames & Hudson 2002-02-11, 2002. Book Condition: New. Brand new book, sourced directly from publisher. Dispatch time is 24-48 hours from our warehouse. Book will be sent in robust, secure packaging to ensure it reaches you securely. Bookseller Inventory # NU-GRD-00421830

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 8.63
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.03
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

WILTON,ANDREW
Published by WW Norton Publishers
ISBN 10: 0500203490 ISBN 13: 9780500203491
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description WW Norton Publishers. Book Condition: New. Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 0500203490

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 9.31
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.50
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Wilton, Andrew
ISBN 10: 0500203490 ISBN 13: 9780500203491
New Quantity Available: 3
Seller:
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2002. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # IB-9780500203491

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 9.18
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Andrew Wilton
Published by Thames Hudson Ltd, United Kingdom (2002)
ISBN 10: 0500203490 ISBN 13: 9780500203491
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Thames Hudson Ltd, United Kingdom, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. Britain has played a key role in the history of the last five centuries, and its art reflects this in absorbing but complex ways. At first, foreign artists and influences were dominant - for example, Holbein, Van Dyck, Lely and Kneller. In the century of Hogarth, Reynolds and Gainsborough, British painting reflected an increasingly confident society, propelled by Imperialist expansion and industrial advance. Constable and Turner were among many pioneers in the artistic revolutions of the Romantic period, when British influence extended across Europe. The Victorian age saw the moral dilemmas, reflected in art, of Christian values challenged by science. A consistent undercurrent has been Britain s preference for the real world (landscape and portraiture) as against high art and abstraction. This is a survey of the personalities of British painting and an assessment of the latest flowering in which many threads of modern art come together. Bookseller Inventory # BTE9780500203491

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 13.18
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book