Imagining the gallery : the social body of British romanticism (Book, 2006) []
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Imagining the gallery : the social body of British romanticism

Imagining the gallery : the social body of British romanticism

Author: Christopher Kent Rovee
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"The Romantic period has long been associated with the sublime landscape. In Imagining the Gallery, we learn that it was also the age of the portrait. Rovee reads the rise of portraiture in the Romantic period as an index of a massive reimagining of the British social body. Cultural institutions such as art galleries, he argues, are bastions of conservatism as well as dynamic spaces for envisioning a new political
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Edmund Burke; William Wordsworth
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Kent Rovee
ISBN: 0804751242 9780804751247
OCLC Number: 62342730
Notes: Originally presented as the author's thesis (doctoral-Princeton Univ.) under the title Imaging the gallery: aesthetic democracy in British romanticism, 2002.
Description: xii, 251 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The many bodies of Edmund Burke --
Everybody's Shakespeare --
Painting sorrow --
Monsters, marbles, and miniatures --
The look of a poet : Wordsworth.
Responsibility: Christopher Rovee.
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Reading portraiture as a national rhetoric during the romantic period, Imagining the Gallery reveals a pervasive cultural discourse that reflects and propels sociopolitical shifts taking place in  Read more...


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