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Hallett, Mark, 1965–

The great spectacle : 250 years of the Royal Academy's Summer Exhibition / Mark Hallett, Sarah Victoria Turner with Jessica Feather.

[London] : Royal Academy of Arts, [2018]
Physical Description:
203 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Reference Library
N5054 .H35 2018 (LC) Oversize
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"Published on the occasion of the exhibition 'The Great Spectacle: 250 Years of the Royal Academy's Summer Exhibition' held at the Royal Academy of Arts, London ; 12 June - 19 August 2018"--Title page verso.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 194-196) and index.
"The Royal Academy Summer Exhibtion is the world's longest-running open-submission display of contemporary art. Ever since 1769, for some two months each year, the Academy's galleries have been crowded with thousands of paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings and artchitectural models and plans by Britain's leading artistic names, from Reynolds and Turner to Hockney and Emin, alongside the works of a host of artists as yet unknown. This lavishly illustrated book takes the reader on a fascinationg journey through the history of these exhibitions and assesses their cultural significance for British art"--Back cover.
Subject Terms:
Architecture in art -- Exhibitions.
Art, British -- Exhibitions.
Art, Georgian -- Exhibitions.
Art, Modern -- Great Britain -- Exhibitions.
Art, Victorian -- Exhibitions.
Pre-Raphaelitism -- Great Britain -- Exhibitions.
Royal Academy of Arts (Great Britain) -- Exhibitions.
Turner, Sarah Victoria, author.
Feather, Jessica, author.
Royal Academy of Arts (Great Britain)

  • A Georgian parade
  • The rise of genre painting
  • The triumph of landscape
  • The Pre-Raphaelites arrive
  • Victorian acclaim
  • Dealing with the modern
  • Post-war visions and new generations
  • New sensations
  • Exhibiting architecture.