Hogarth: A Life and a World

Jenny Uglow

Published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1997
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Synopsis: From humble beginnings as an engraver of silver plate, William Hogarth became one of the greatest and most popular artists of his age. Jenny Uglow's finely detailed biography immerses us in the 18th-century London so much a part of Hogarth's life, taking us from raucous marketplaces to comfortable studios to his final painful battle. 14 color plates. 200 b&w illustrations .

Review: Combining in-depth history with perceptive explication of the references encoded in William Hogarth's images, Jenny Uglow enables modern readers to fully understand the society that shaped the art of William Hogarth (1697-1764). Hugely popular engravings such as A Rake's Progress and Marriage A-La-Mode commented on the tumultuous changes sweeping through 18th-century English society; Hogarth was appreciated as a moralist as much as a painter. Uglow colorfully recreates a vanished world, as well as the prickly nature of a man who revolutionized the role and the status of British artists.

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Title: Hogarth: A Life and a World
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication Date: 1997
Binding: Hardcover
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Book Description New York: Farrar Straus and Giroux, 1997. First US edition, published at same time as UK edition. HB. Cloth and dustjacket. 794pp. With 13 colour plates and many b&w reproductions and illustrations in text. The acclaimed biography of Hogarth, the artist, man and his times. Very Good in Fine jacket, now in clear sleeve. Clean covers and pages, lower margins of many pages have a very light crease, a few page corners creased. Small bump to back corner of cover,and jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 26201

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Book Description Farrar, Straus and Giroux, New York, 1997. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 1st. Cloth, gilt, xviii, 794 pages, illustrations (some color); 24 cm. Near fine. Tight, clean copy. Age toning. First U.S. Edition. Dust jacket protected in a mylar book cover. OVERSIZE! No priority/international, except by special arrangement. "In 1130, at the age of thirty-three, William Hogarth began a series of six paintings called A Harlot's Progress. From humble beginnings as an engraver of silver plate, he was now well on his way to becoming one of the greatest and most popular figures of his age: a satirist with an unerring eye, an artist of flamboyant, overflowing imagination, and a painter of vibrant color and tenderness. Jenny Uglow uncovers the man, but also the world he sprang from, immersing us in eighteenth-century London and bringing to vibrant life the scenes that became the subjects of his prints and paintings: political follies like the South Sea Bubble, gatherings in bourgeois households and fashionable salons, lurid criminal acts and trials, and wretched institutions like Bedlam or debtors' prison." - Publisher. CONTENTS: Preface: picturing a world; Morning 1697-1732. Smithfield muses; Mapping the town; Pleasure and studies; Meeting the artists; Stocks, opera and satires; Great men and fools; Imitation games; Painting the polite; Impolite conversations and probing ideas; A Harlot's Progress; Noon 1732-1748. Nobody and somebody; The Fair and the Rake; Liberty and property, clubs, cabals; Allegories of healing; City spaces; Country, Coram and children; The index of the mind; Marriage a-la-mode; Public stage, private art; The 'forty-five; Evening 1748-1762. Bible stories: foundling and apprentice; 'Seiz'd, and carried before the Governor'; Town and country; Cruelty; 'A wanton kind of chace': The Analysis of Beauty; Factions and elections; To encourage the others; Painting and portraits, art and life; Gambling to excess; Sickness, societies and Sigismunda; Signs and symbols; Night 1762-1764. 'That devil Wilkes'; The end of all things; Finis. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Collectible. Bookseller Inventory # 072383

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