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The Romantic Revolution by Tim Blanning
  

The Romantic Revolution

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A compelling and persuasive account of how the Romantic Movement permanently changed the way we see things and express ourselves.

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The Romantic Revolution by Tim Blanning

Three great revolutions rocked the world around 1800. The first two - the French Revolution and the Industrial Revolution - have inspired the greatest volume of literature. But the third - the romantic revolution - was perhaps the most fundamental and far-reaching. From Byron, Wordsworth, Coleridge and Burns, to Beethoven, Wagner, Berlioz, Rossini and Liszt, to Goya, Turner, Delacroix and Blake, the romantics brought about nothing less than a revolution when they tore up the artistic rule book of the old regime. This was the period in which art acquired its modern meaning; for the first time the creator, rather than the created, took centre-stage. Artists became the high priests of a new religion, and as the concert hall and gallery came to take the place of the church, the public found a new subject worthy of veneration in paintings, poetry and music. Tim Blanning's sparkling, wide-ranging survey traces the roots and evolution of a cultural revolution whose reverberations continue to be felt today.

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Wide-ranging and expertly researched ... a thought provoking study * GOOD BOOK GUIDE * Vivid, readable ... This brief survey is an elegant introduction to the emergence of an outlook that was revolutionary but is now the norm. -- Judith Rice * GUARDIAN * The pan-European sweep of this concise, absorbing study takes the reader far beyond the familiar home-grown poets. * INDEPENDENT * Music, art, literature and politics are interwoven with assured erudition and clarity * SUNDAY TELEGRAPH * Splendidly provocative -- Dominic Sandbrook * SUNDAY TIMES *


About the Author

Tim Blanning

Tim Blanning is Professor of Modern European History at the University of Cambridge.

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Book Info

Publication date

27th October 2011

Author

Tim Blanning

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Publisher

Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co

Format

Paperback
256 pages

Categories

Biography / Autobiography
History
The Real World
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Social & cultural history
Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900
Art & design styles: Romanticism

ISBN

9780753828656

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