The Political Theory of Painting from Reynolds to Hazlitt: The Body of the Public

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What is the function of painting in a commercial society? John Barrell discusses how British artists and writers of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, including Sir Joshua Reynolds, William Blake, and James Barry, attempted to answer this question. His provocative and illuminating book offers a new perspective on both art criticism and eighteenth-century British culture. 'I have learned as much from this book as from any work of art history I know.' Thomas Crow, London Review of Books 'Traversing two fields ...

The Political Theory of Painting from Reynolds to Hazlitt: The Body of the Public 1995, Yale University Press, New Haven, [Conn.]

ISBN-13: 9780300063554

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The Political Theory of Painting from Reynolds to Hazlitt: "The Body of the Public" 1986, Yale University Press, New Haven, CT

ISBN-13: 9780300037203

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