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Visions of antiquity : the Society of Antiquaries of London, 1707-2007

Author: Susan M Pearce; Society of Antiquaries of London.
Publisher: London : Society of Antiquaries of London, 2007.
Series: Archaeologia, v. 111.
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This fascinating portrait of the Society of Antiquaries of London, founded in 1707, assesses the impact that individual Fellows and the Society as a whole have had in influencing the way we visualise  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Visions of antiquity.
London : Society of Antiquaries of London, 2007
(OCoLC)609321988
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Susan M Pearce; Society of Antiquaries of London.
ISBN: 9780854312870 0854312870
OCLC Number: 170954967
Notes: "Being volume 111 of Archaeologia, the Society of Antiquaries of London."
Description: xi, 451 pages : illustrations (some color), portraits ; 29 cm.
Contents: Visions of antiquity : introduction / by Susan Pearce --
Images of the antiquary in seventeenth-century England / by Daniel Woolf --
Forming an identity : the early Society and its context, 1707-51 / by Arthur MacGregor --
The incorporated Society and its public role / by Rosemary Sweet --
The Society of Antiquaries and the graphic arts : George Vertue and his legacy / by Martin Myrone --
Art and antiquity in the long nineteenth century / by Sam Smiles --
Antiquaries and the interpretation of ancient objects, 1770-1820 / by Susan Pearce --
The Society, its Council, the membership and publications, 1820-50 / by Richard Hingley --
The development of the library / by Bernard Nurse --
Prehistory in the nineteenth century / by C. Stephen Briggs --
Delineating objects : nineteenth-century antiquarian culture and the project of archaeology / by Christopher Evans --
Fabric, form and function : the Society and "the restoration question" / by Rick Turner --
Breathing the future : the Antiquaries and conservation of the landscape, 1850-1950 / by Richard Morris --
The grand excavation projects of the twentieth century / by Michael Fulford --
Changing roles and agendas : the Society of Antiquaries and the professionalization of archaeology, 1950-2000 / by Graeme Barker --
A tree with many branches : the fellowship at the start of the twenty-first century / by David Gaimster --
Society of Antiquaries? / by Eric Fernie.
Series Title: Archaeologia, v. 111.
Other Titles: Society of Antiquaries of London, 1707-2007
Responsibility: edited by Susan Pearce.
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