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ART VERSUS INDUSTRY? NEW PERSPECTIVES ON VISUAL AND INDUSTRIAL CULTURES IN NINETEENTH-CENTURY BRITAIN. Ed. by Kate Nichols et al. Manchester University Press, 2016. Studies in Design & Material Culture. Distributed by Oxford University Press. 276 pp. with 50 ills. 25 x 18 cm. ISBN 9780719096464 In English.
Publisher's description: Art versus industry? is about the encounters between the visual arts and industry in Britain during the long nineteenth-century. It looks beyond the oppositions that were established between these two spheres by later interpretations of the work of John Ruskin, William Morris and the Arts and Crafts movement, to reveal surprising examples of collaboration between artists, craftspeople, designers, inventors, curators, engineers and educators at a crucial period in the formation of the cultural and commercial identity of Britain and its colonies. This lively and richly illustrated collection operates across disciplines to explore such diverse subjects as the production of lace, the mechanical translation of sculpture, the display of stained glass, the use of the kaleidoscope in painting and pattern design, the emergence of domestic electric lighting, the politics of ornament and the development of art and design education and international exhibitions in India. With contributions by leading academics in the fields of art history, museums studies and the history and philosophy of science, its approach is as varied as its contents, often drawing on little-used primary sources and offering new perspectives on existing literature.
Indexing: Western, Europe — Great Britain — 1800-1900 — Several Media
Plans: 71
Worldwide Number: 169695
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