Dilettanti : the antic and the antique in eighteenth-century England (Book, 2008) [WorldCat.org]
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Dilettanti : the antic and the antique in eighteenth-century England

Author: Bruce Redford; J. Paul Getty Museum.; Getty Research Institute.
Publisher: Los Angeles : J. Paul Getty Museum : The Getty Research Institute, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Bruce Redford re-creates the vibrant culture of connoisseurship in Enlightenment England by investigating the multifaceted activities and achievements of the Society of Dilettanti. Elegantly and wittily he dissects the British connoisseurs whose expeditions, collections, and publications laid the groundwork for the Neoclassical revival and for the scholarly study of Graeco-Roman antiquity"--Back cover.
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Genre/Form: Bildband
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Redford, Bruce.
Dilettanti.
Los Angeles : The J. Paul Getty Museum : The Getty Research Institute, [2008]
(OCoLC)874574336
Named Person: James Gillray; George Knapton; Richard Payne Knight; Joshua Reynolds; Plastik
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Bruce Redford; J. Paul Getty Museum.; Getty Research Institute.
ISBN: 9780892369249 0892369248
OCLC Number: 181424143
Description: x, 220 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm
Contents: The amateur moment --
George Knapton's "Picture in oil colours" --
The antiquities of Athens and Ionian antiquities --
Richard Payne Knight's "Expedition into Sicily" --
Sir Joshua Reynold's "Star and garter" pictures --
Richard Payne Knights' Discourse on the worship of Priapus --
James Gillray's "Cognoscenti" caricatures --
Specimens of ancient sculptures (1809) --
The amateur dethroned.
Responsibility: Bruce Redford.
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