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Art versus industry? : new perspectives on visual and industrial cultures in nineteenth-century Britain / edited by Kate Nichols, Rebecca Wade and Gabriel Williams.

Contributor(s): Nichols, Kate [editor] | Wade, Rebecca (Rebecca J.) [editor] | Williams, Gabriel [editor].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Studies in design and material culture: Publisher: Manchester : Manchester University Press, c2016Edition: 1st edition.Description: xiv, 259 pages : illustrations, facsimiles, map, portraits ; 25 centimetres.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780719096464; 0719096464.Other title: New perspectives on visual and industrial cultures in nineteenth-century Britain.Subject(s): Art and industry -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century | Material culture -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century | Design -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th centuryOnline resources: Table of contents only
Contents:
Art versus industry? An introduction / Kate Nichols and Rebecca Wade ; I. THE ART-INDUSTRY DIVIDE: NINETEENTH-CENTURY REPRESENTATIONS. Lace, ladies and labours lost: the meanings of handicraft in Victorian and Edwardian Britain / Lara Kriegel -- Art, accuracy and the anaglyptograph: a debate about the mechanical translation of sculptures / Gabriel Williams -- 'Why are the painted windows in the industrial department?' The classification of stained glass at the London and Paris International Exhibitions, 1851-1900 / Jasmine Allen -- William Blake, the Arts and Crafts Movement and the mythography of manufacture / Colin Trodd ; II. ART AND NEW TECHNOLOGIES. Repetition, virtuality and mechanical pattern: the significance of the kaleidoscope for the 'fine and useful arts' / Nicole Garrod-Bush -- 'Mere adventurers in drawing': engineers and draughtsmen as visual technicians in nineteenth-century Britain / Frances Robertson -- Industrialised graphic technologies in symbiosis with the world of art: the Illustrated London News and the Graphic c. 1870-c. 1890 / Tom Gretton -- True ornament? The art and industry of electric lighting in the home, 1889-1902 / Graeme Gooday and Abigail Harrison-Moore ; 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 / Ann Compton -- 'A fraught challenge to the status quo': the 1883-84 Calcutta International Exhibition, conceptions of art and industry, and the politics of world fairs / Renate Dohmen -- The industry of colour: art, design and dyeing between Britain and India, 1851-96 / Natasha Eaton -- Surface deceits: Owen Jones and John Ruskin on the ornament of the Alhambra / Lara Eggleton.
Summary: "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." --back cover.
List(s) this item appears in: Dana Research Centre and Library - New acquisitions - September 2019
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