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Art in Wales 1850-1980 An Illustrated History

by Eric Rowan

Art in Wales 1850-1980 An Illustrated History Synopsis

This is the first major study of the fine arts in Wales during the modern period; a pioneering expedition into territory that has been neglected by the wider world of scholarship. It is, therefore, presented as a broad survey, rather than a detailed history; bringing together hitherto unrelated individuals and events, to give a coherent account of the evolution of modern art in Wales. Using a wealth of illustrations, the author argues that there is no case for an autonomous School of Wales'. His theme is that, from a stagnant back-water, Welsh art has developed into a vigorous tributary to the mainstream of Western art. This luxuriously produced volume tells the story of those outstanding artists working in Wales and outside Wales who, by their collective efforts, have made modern Welsh art a subject in its own right.

Art in Wales 1850-1980 An Illustrated History Press Reviews

'A remarkable piece of research and scholarship.' Anglo Welsh Review

Book Information

ISBN: 9780708308547
Publication date: 10th February 1997
Author: Eric Rowan
Publisher: University of Wales Press
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 188 pages
Categories: History of art & design styles: c 1800 to c 1900, History of art & design styles: from c 1900 -,

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