By James Hamilton
Britain within the 19th century observed a sequence of technological and social adjustments which proceed to persuade and direct us this present day. Its reactants have been human genius, funds and impression, its crucibles the streets and associations, its catalyst time, its keep an eye on the market.
In this wealthy and engaging ebook, James Hamilton investigates the colourful trade among tradition and company in nineteenth-century Britain, which grew to become a centre for global trade following the commercial revolution. He explores how artwork was once made and paid for, the turns of style, and the hot calls for of a growing to be middle-class, well known between whom have been the artists themselves.
While best figures resembling Turner, Constable, Landseer, Coleridge, Wordsworth and Dickens are gamers the following, so too are the consumers, financiers, creditors and industrialists; legal professionals, publishers, marketers and newshounds; artists' providers, engravers, buyers and curators; hostesses, shopkeepers and brothel keepers; quacks, charlatans and auctioneers.
Hamilton brings all of them vividly to lifestyles during this kaleidoscopic portrait of the enterprise of tradition in nineteenth-century Britain, and gives exciting and unique insights into the operating lives of a few of our such a lot celebrated artists.
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A Strange Business: Making Art and Money in Nineteenth-Century Britain by James Hamilton