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Art in England Notes and Studies   By: (1829-1883)

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Art in England Notes and Studies by Dutton Cook offers a captivating exploration into the world of art within England during a specific period of time. Cook’s extensive research and detailed analysis provide readers with a comprehensive understanding of the various movements, artists, and influences that shaped English art.

One of the strengths of this book lies in Cook’s ability to delve into specific artistic movements and explore their significance in English art history. From the pre-Raphaelites to the Victorian era, each chapter delves into the motivations, techniques, and impact of these artistic periods. Cook’s knowledge and passion for the subject shine through, making this book a valuable resource for art enthusiasts and historians.

Furthermore, Cook’s writing style is both accessible and engaging. He avoids excessive technical jargon, allowing readers of varying backgrounds to easily grasp the concepts presented. By incorporating anecdotes and personal observations, Cook adds depth and personality to the historical facts, making the reading experience enjoyable and insightful.

The accompanying illustrations play a crucial role in enhancing the reader's comprehension of the text. The inclusion of visually striking artwork brings the descriptions to life and helps readers visualize the artworks being discussed. It also allows them to examine the details that Cook highlights, fostering a deeper connection with the subject matter.

One minor drawback of this book is its heavy focus on English art alone, which may limit its appeal to a more niche audience. However, those with a specific interest in English art history will undoubtedly find immense value within these pages.

Overall, Art in England Notes and Studies by Dutton Cook is an impressive work that provides an in-depth exploration of English art history. Cook's meticulous research, accessible writing style, and captivating illustrations make this book an essential addition to any art lover's library.

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ART IN ENGLAND

Notes and Studies

by

DUTTON COOK.

London Sampson Low, Son, and Arston Milton House, Ludgate Hill. 1869.

Edinburgh: T. Constable, Printer to the Queen, and to the University.

CONTENTS.

PAGE EARLY ART SCHOOLS IN ENGLAND 1 VERRIO AND LAGUERRE 15 A SCULPTOR'S LIFE IN THE LAST CENTURY 28 THE RISE OF THE ROYAL ACADEMY 55 WIDOW HOGARTH AND HER LODGER 104 ALLAN RAMSAY, JUNIOR 123 GEORGE ROMNEY 142 COSWAY, THE MINIATURE PAINTER 175 THE STORY OF A SCENE PAINTER 201 THE STORY OF AN ENGRAVER 230 SIR JOSHUA'S PUPIL 244 HOPPNER AND LAWRENCE 260 THE PUPIL OF SIR THOMAS LAWRENCE 295 TURNER AND RUSKIN 316

PREFACE.

It will be readily understood that this little volume does not affect to set forth anything like a formal history of the rise and progress of Art in England. The fitting treatment of such a theme would need much more space not to mention other requirements than I have here at command... Continue reading book >>




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