Artwriting, Nation, and Cosmopolitanism in Britain: The 'Englishness' of English Art Theory Since th (BOK)

Mark A. Cheetham

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Arguing in favour of renewed critical attention to the 'nation' as a category in art history, this study examines the intertwining of art theory, national identity and art production in Britain from the early eighteenth century to the present day. The book provides the first sustained account of artwriting in the British context over the full extent of its development and includes new analyses of such central figures as Hogarth, Reynolds, Gilpin, Ruskin, Roger Fry, Herbert Read, Art & Language, Peter Fuller and Rasheed Araeen. Mark A. Cheetham also explores how the 'Englishing' of art theory - which came about despite the longstanding occlusion of the intellectual and theoretical in British culture - did not take place or have effects exclusively in Britain. Theory has always travelled with art and vice versa. Using the frequently resurgent discourse of cosmopolitanism as a frame for his discourse, Cheetham asks whether English traditions of artwriting have been judged inappropriately according to imported criteria of what theory is and does. This book demonstrates that artwriting in the English tradition has not been sufficiently studied, and that 'English Art Theory' is not an oxymoron. Such concerns resonate today beyond academe and the art world in the many heated discussions of resurgent Englishness.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Forfatter Mark A. Cheetham Forlag
ASHGATE PUBLISHING
ISBN 9781409420736 Antall sider 198
Dimensjoner 17,2cm x 24,4cm x 2cm Vekt 680 gram
Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd Emner og form History of art & design styles: from c 1900 -, History of art & design styles: c 1800 to c 1900