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In this interdisciplinary study, Ann Bermingham explores the complex, ambiguous, and often contradictory relationship between English landscape painting and the socio-economic changes that accompanied enclosure and the Industrial Revolution.
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Ann Bermingham is Professor of Art History at the University of California, Irvine.Review:
"Bermingham's book is extremely intelligent and always stimulating. It will not allow the study of historical British culture (of which the rustic landscape was one manifestation) to remain stationary, although there are many in Britain who might prefer it otherwise." -- Michael Rosenthal, Eighteenth Century Studies
"Reading most previous accounts of the work of English landscape artists in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries one would have thought the complete restructuring of the domestic economy had had at best tangential relevance to artistic representation. . . . Bermingham bids fair to remake the map. She succeeds because she is fascinated with the detail and general forces of history and is only satisfied when she has brought out of each moment a thoroughly dialectical sense of its condensed antinomies and ambiguities. She also has a profound and generous sense of what it is to be a painter." -- Robert Clark, Word and Image
"[A] substantial contribution to current debates about landscape painting." -- John Dixon Hunt, Times Literary Supplement
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Book Description Condition: New. New. Seller Inventory # STR-0520066235
Book Description University of California Press, 1989. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0520066235