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Title:
The ruin and the sketch in the eighteenth century / Peter Wagner ... [et al.].
Published/Created:
Trier : Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier, c2008.
Physical Description:
286 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 23 cm.
Holdings:
Reference Library
N6766 .R75 2008 (LC)
Accessible in the Reference Library [Hours]
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Classification:
Books
Notes:
Selected papers from two symposia held in 2004 and 2006 in Paris.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents:
Ruins from above and from below : picturesque landscapes and urban 'pulling down houses' during the Gordon Riots / Uwe Böker -- The politics of sketching in late eighteenth-century reform writings / Christoph Houswitschka -- Sketch, illustration, and the power of imagination : aesthetic production and reception in eighteenth-century France / Shane Agin -- Les esquisses dramatiques de Diderot : pour une 'esthétique de l'inchoatif' / Sophie Marchand -- The superiority of the undone : built ruins and ruined patriots / Jonathan Lamb -- The post-Enlightenment sketch : Bernardin de Saint-Pierre's Études de la nature / Joanna Stalnaker -- Sketching from life : Philip Thicknesse's A sketch of the life and paintings of Thomas Gainsborough (1788) / Jeffrey Hopes -- Minding the gaps : ellipses in William Hogarth's narrative art / Peter Wagner -- The sketch as transgression : Greuze's Roman charity / Bernadette Fort -- Representing ruins : convention and modernity in Joseph Wright's paintings / Catherine Purcell -- The hidden stratum of the sketch : Thomas Lawrence and the geology of English portraiture in the eighteenth century / A. Cassandra Albinson -- Topographies of the imagination : Turner's sketches as acts of memory and emergence, as both studies and fragments / Pierre-François Gorse -- Reading among the ruins / Daniel Brewer -- Artificial textual ruins : position in a typology of 'fragmentation in literature' and major functions in eighteenth-century British poetry and fiction / Werner Wolf -- The progress of sketches / Daniel Brewer.
Subject Terms:
Art, English -- 18th century -- Themes, motives -- Congresses.
Artists' preparatory studies -- England -- History -- 18th century -- Congresses.
Artists' preparatory studies -- France -- History -- 18th century -- Congresses.
English literature -- 18th century -- Themes, motives -- Congresses.
French literature -- 18th century -- Themes, motives -- Congresses.
Ruins in art -- Congresses.
Ruins in literature -- Congresses.
Contributors:
Wagner, Peter, 1949-
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