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Hogarth

Author: Mark Hallett; William Hogarth
Publisher: London : Phaidon Press, 2000.
Series: Art & ideas.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"William Hogarth (1697-1764) is one of the most versatile, innovative and celebrated of all British artists. He lived at a time when Britain was emerging as an increasngly urbanized, commercialized and aggressively imperial power. Like many other artists, he exploited and benefited from these changes in British society. Among his contemporaries, it was Hogarth who commented most brilliantly on society, both
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hallett, Mark, 1965-
Hogarth.
London : Phaidon Press, 2000
(OCoLC)606612843
Named Person: William Hogarth; William Hogarth; William Hogarth
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Hallett; William Hogarth
ISBN: 0714838187 9780714838182
OCLC Number: 44694136
Description: 351 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm.
Contents: Introduction: 'The Highest and Lowest Life' --
1. Ink: Carving out a Career --
2. Paint: Talking Pictures --
3. Sex, Disease and Pity: A Harlot's Progress --
4. Satire and the City: The Painter of Modern London --
5. Charity and Community: Hospital Painting --
6. Foreign Affairs: Marriage a la Mode --
7. Black and White: A Tale of Two Cities --
8. Design for Life: The Analysis of Beauty --
9. Faction: Art, Politics and Propaganda --
10. Exposure and Retreat: The Final Years --
11. Afterlife: Reinventing Hogarth.
Series Title: Art & ideas.
Responsibility: Mark Hallett.
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