The Visual and Verbal Sketch in British Romanticism

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With their broken lines and hasty brushwork, sketches acquired enormous ideological and aesthetic power during the Romantic period in England. Whether publicly displayed or serving as the basis of a written genre, these rough drawings played a central role in the cultural ferment of the age by persuading audiences that less is more. The Visual and Verbal Sketch in British Romanticism investigates the varied implications of sketching in late-eighteenth- and early-nineteenth-century culture. Calling on a wide range of ...

The Visual and Verbal Sketch in British Romanticism 1997, University of Pennsylvania Press, Philadelphia

ISBN-13: 9780812234206

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