Art versus industry? : new perspectives on visual and industrial cultures in nineteenth-century Britain / New perspectives on visual and industrial cultures in nineteenth-century Britain edited by Kate Nichols, Rebecca Wade and Gabriel Williams. - 1st edition. - Manchester : Manchester University Press, c2016. - xiv, 259 pages : illustrations, facsimiles, map, portraits ; 25 centimetres. - Studies in design & material culture . - Studies in design and material culture. .

Included bibliographical references and index.

Art versus industry? An introduction / I. THE ART-INDUSTRY DIVIDE: NINETEENTH-CENTURY REPRESENTATIONS. Lace, ladies and labours lost: the meanings of handicraft in Victorian and Edwardian Britain / Art, accuracy and the anaglyptograph: a debate about the mechanical translation of sculptures / 'Why are the painted windows in the industrial department?' The classification of stained glass at the London and Paris International Exhibitions, 1851-1900 / William Blake, the Arts and Crafts Movement and the mythography of manufacture / II. ART AND NEW TECHNOLOGIES. Repetition, virtuality and mechanical pattern: the significance of the kaleidoscope for the 'fine and useful arts' / 'Mere adventurers in drawing': engineers and draughtsmen as visual technicians in nineteenth-century Britain / Industrialised graphic technologies in symbiosis with the world of art: the Illustrated London News and the Graphic c. 1870-c. 1890 / True ornament? The art and industry of electric lighting in the home, 1889-1902 / III. RESITUATING DESIGN REFORM AND ART EDUCATION. Building a better class of craft practitioner: ideals and realities in sculptural practice and the building industry c. 1880-1910 / 'A fraught challenge to the status quo': the 1883-84 Calcutta International Exhibition, conceptions of art and industry, and the politics of world fairs / The industry of colour: art, design and dyeing between Britain and India, 1851-96 / Surface deceits: Owen Jones and John Ruskin on the ornament of the Alhambra / Kate Nichols and Rebecca Wade ; Lara Kriegel -- Gabriel Williams -- Jasmine Allen -- Colin Trodd ; Nicole Garrod-Bush -- Frances Robertson -- Tom Gretton -- Graeme Gooday and Abigail Harrison-Moore ; Ann Compton -- Renate Dohmen -- Natasha Eaton -- Lara Eggleton.

"This book is about encounters between art and industry in nineteenth-century Britain. It looks beyond the oppositions established 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. 'Art versus industry?' explores 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. Its approach is as varied as its contents, often drawing on little-used primary sources and offering new perspectives on existing literature. This lively and richly illustrated volume operates across disciplines to form an essential source for those studying the histories of art and design, museum studies, the history and philosophy of science and postcolonial studies. It also has much to offer for the general reader interested in the industrial and visual cultures of the Victorian period."

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Art and industry--History--Great Britain--19th century.
Material culture--History--Great Britain--19th century.
Design--History--Great Britain--19th century.

N72.I53 / A78 2016

Nichols, Kate, Wade, Rebecca Williams, Gabriel,