The Romantic Revolution

by Tim Blanning

Biography / Autobiography eBooks of the Month History The Real World

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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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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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ISBN: 9780753828656
Publication date: 27/10/2011
Publisher: Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9780297859000
Publication date: 12/08/2010
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson an imprint of Orion Publishing Co
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Book Information

ISBN: 9780753828656
Publication date: 27th October 2011
Author: Tim Blanning
Publisher: Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 256 pages
Genres: Biography / Autobiography, eBook Favourites, History, The Real World,
Categories: Social & cultural history, Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900, Art & design styles: Romanticism,

About Tim Blanning

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

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