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Published to coincide with the BBC series presented by Jeremy Paxman himself, this is a unique exploration of Victorian society through the paintings of the era.
Jeremy Paxman offers his unique take on the most important and influential period of Britain’s past. Using the paintings of the era as his starting point, Paxman explores themes of family, urban life, industry, empire and imagination, to uncover truths (and explode some myths) about Victorian Britain.
To Paxman, these paintings were the television of their day, immensely popular visual narratives that attracted crowds by the hundreds of thousands. The Victorians shows how artists like Butler, William Powell Frith, Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, Luke Fildes, and Ford Madox Brown, were chronicling a world changing before their eyes, and his overview ranges across the whole of Victorian life and culture: from high gothic architecture to the birth of the football league, from the novels of Dickens to the technological marvels of Brunel.
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Jeremy Paxman is an award-winning journalist.Review:
"A real contribution to art history... the book certainly taught me things about the Victorians that I either did not know or had not thought about with sufficient imagination."
— A.N. Wilson, The Guardian
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Book Description BBC Books, 2009. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1846077435
Book Description BBC Books. Hardcover. Condition: New. 1846077435 New Condition. Seller Inventory # NEW7.1693007