Part of the Oxford Historical Monographs Series
This is the story of the forging of a national cultural institution in late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century Britain. The Royal Academy of Arts was the dominant art school and exhibition society in London and a model for art societies across the British Isles and North America. This is the first study of its early years, re-evaluating the Academy's significance in national cultural life and its profile in an international context. Holger Hoock reassesses royal and state patronage of the arts and explores the concepts and practices of cultural patriotism and the politicization of art during the American and French Revolutions. By demonstrating how the Academy shaped the notions of an English and British school of art and influenced the emergence of the British cultural state, he illuminates the politics of national culture and the character of British public life in an age of war, revolution, and reform.
|Publication date:||1st June 2005|
|Author:||Holger (Lecturer in British Cultural History, University of Liverpool) Hoock|
|Publisher:||Clarendon Press an imprint of Oxford University Press|
|Categories:||History of art & design styles: c 1600 to c 1800, History of art & design styles: c 1800 to c 1900, Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900,|