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Culture in Eighteenth Century England : A Subject for Taste - Jeremy Black

Culture in Eighteenth Century England

A Subject for Taste

Paperback Published: 1st February 2007
ISBN: 9781852855345
Number Of Pages: 272

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In the eighteenth century, England became the richest and most powerful country in the world. This is a rounded portrait of English culture in the eighteenth century. Not only a matter of leading writers, from Swift and Pope to Dr. Johnson and Sheridan, and of artists from Hogarth to Reynolds, there was also room for popular ballads, political doggerel, pornographic verse and vigorous satirical cartoons. Taste in architecture ranged from great houses with gardens landscaped by Capability Brown to the changed use of domestic space in towns. Jeremy Black looks at both the wealth of cultural activity in the period and at the patronage of and market for books, art, architecture, high-quality music and consumer goods. He also shows the different currents at work, belying any simple picture of England and the English as confident and self-assured.

Illustrations; Preface; Introduction; 1 Arts and Amusements; 2 The Crown; 3 The Aristocracy; 4 Religion; 5 The Middling Orders; 6 Pleasures for the Many; 7 Books and Newspapers; 8 Styles; 9 London and the Provinces; 10 Home and Abroad; Notes; Selected Further Reading; Index.

ISBN: 9781852855345
ISBN-10: 1852855347
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 1st February 2007
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.81 x 16.0  x 2.39
Weight (kg): 0.49
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: New edition

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