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Where the sea meets the land : artists on the coast in nineteenth-century Britain

Author: Christiana Payne
Publisher: Bristol : Sansom & Company, 2007.
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"The author explores artists' responses to the coast and looks at the different ways politicians, tourists, theologians, poets and scientists would have viewed the coast. She shows how the images fit into the wider narratives of responses to social change and the transformation of religious belief. Special attention is paid to the development of lighthouses and lifeboats, and to the interest in the social  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Bildband
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Payne, Christiana.
Where the sea meets the land.
Bristol : Sansom & Company, 2007
(OCoLC)741747147
Named Person: J M W Turner; John Constable; William Powell Frith; Winslow Homer; James Clarke Hook; Henry Moore
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Christiana Payne
ISBN: 9781904537649 1904537642
OCLC Number: 148975081
Description: 216 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color map ; 27 cm
Contents: Introduction. 'The Old Viking Spirit' --
1. The Poetry of the Sea --
2. The Breakers and the Sky --
3. The Coast as Frontier --
4. Seaside Visitors --
5. The Wonders of the Shore --
6. Wrecks and Rescues --
7. Fisherfolk --
Conclusion: Artists on the Coast.
Responsibility: Christiana Payne.
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"The author explores artists' responses to the coast and looks at the different ways politicians, tourists, theologians, poets and scientists would have viewed the coast. She shows how the images fit into the wider narratives of responses to social change and the transformation of religious belief. Special attention is paid to the development of lighthouses and lifeboats, and to the interest in the social organisation of fishing villages, both of which provided important subject matter for artists." "Cartoons, photography and book illustrations are considered alongside significant oil paintings and watercolours. Their themes range from satirical humour to the most serious philosophical reflections. The book discusses the work of well-known artists, including J. M. W. Turner, John Constable, William Powell Frith and Winslow Homer, as well as others, such as James Clarke Hook and Henry Moore, whose contributions have been little studied in modern times."--Back cover.

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