Don't forget to bookmark this web site !!
Used & Out of Print Books | Contact us | Home

Browse and Compare Price at 40+ Sites and 20,000+ Stores!!

|  FAQ/About us |  Recommend us |  Browse |  Memo |  Book Reviews |  Random Quotes |  Help |

 

Find more info., search and price compare for
Memory and Desire: Painting in Britain and Ireland at the Turn of the Twentieth Century (British Art and Visual Culture Since 1750 New Readings) (British ... and Visual Culture Since 1750 New Readings)
by Kenneth McConkey
Binding: Hardcover, 320 pages
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing
Weight: 3.13 pound
Dimension: H: 0.75 x L: 10 x W: 0.61 inches
ISBN 10: 0754632040
ISBN 13: 9780754632047
Click here to search for this book and compare price at 40+ bookstores with AddALL.com!

If you cannot find this book in our new and in print search, be sure to try our used and out of print search too!

 

Book Description:
An illustrated account of the art world in Britain at the turn of the 20th century. It calls upon rich resources of contemporary diaries, letters and art criticism, as well as the analysis of works of art to answer questions about how and why new artistic tendencies emerged and tastes changed. Eschewing the familiar narrative of an inevitable progress towards modernism, Kenneth McConkey considers a broad range of art and critical thinking in the period. Discussing the market for old master paintings, which rivalled those for modern art, and the question of how and why certain genres of art were particularly successful at the time, McConkey explores the detail and significance of contemporary taste. He draws upon the work of commercially successful painters such as John Singer Sargent, William Orpen, George Clausen, Alfred East, John Lavery and Philip Wilson Steer, and their critic supporters to throw light upon current arguments about training, aesthetics, visual memory and the creation of new art.


|  Home |  FAQ/About us |  Link to us |  Recommend us |  Contact us |  Bookstores |  Memo |

Shipping Destination:
State:
(US only)
Display in:
Search by:

Searching for Out of Print Books? [Click Here]

[ For web hosting, AddALL recommend Liquidweb]