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A strange business : making art and money in nineteenth-century Britain

Author: James Hamilton
Publisher: London : Atlantic Books, 2014. ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Britain in the nineteenth century saw a series of technological and social changes which continue to influence and direct us today. Its reactants were human genius, money and influence, its crucibles the streets and institutions, its catalyst time, its control the market. In this rich and fascinating book, James Hamilton investigates the vibrant exchange between culture and business in nineteenth-century Britain,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Hamilton
ISBN: 9781848879249 1848879245 9781848879256 1848879253
OCLC Number: 880245839
Description: xiv, 384 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Conditions of Success --
2. Patron Old Style: B̀usiness is often friendship's end' --
3. Patron New Style: T̀he delicate lips of a horse' --
4. Painter: P̀ainting is a strange business' --
5. Sculptor: Creating intelligent life --
6. Dealer: Ì have picked up a few little things' --
7. Colourman: T̀he dangerous symptoms he labours under' --
8. Engraver: B̀rother scrapers' --
9. Publisher: Sìx hundred and eighty-five ways to dress eggs' --
10. Curator: T̀he awful care' --
11. Spectator: Sò useful it is to have money, heigh-ho' --
12. A Gigantic Birdcage.
Responsibility: James Hamilton.

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From the author of the acclaimed biography of Turner comes a major new work that explores the relationship between art and business in nineteenth-century Britain.  Read more...

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Money and art are so tightly intertwined that we forget there was a time when the embrace was not quite so fierce... This is a persuasive and discursive account of how we got this way. * Sunday Read more...

 
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