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The King's artists : the Royal Academy of Arts and the politics of British culture, 1760-1840

Author: Holger Hoock
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2003.
Series: Oxford historical monographs.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This is story of the forging of a national cultural institution in late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century Britain. The Royal Academy of Arts was the dominant art school and exhibition society in London and a model for art societies across the British Isles and North America. This is the first study of its early years, re-evaluating the Academy's significance in national cultural life and its profile in an
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Georg, Großbritannien König III.
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Holger Hoock
ISBN: 0199266263 9780199266265
OCLC Number: 53814753
Description: xvi, 367 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: I. Academies of Art --
1. Institutional history --
2. Promoting a national school --
3. Modelling Academies for the British School --
4. The cosmopolitan outlook of a national academy --
II. The Politicization of Art --
5. George III and the artists --
6. French Revolutions in the Royal Academy? --
7. The spectacle of exhibitions --
III. Forging the Cultural State --
8. Professional representations --
9. Monumental miracles.
Series Title: Oxford historical monographs.
Responsibility: Holger Hoock.
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