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The Resource "Guess at the rest" : cracking the Hogarth code, Elisabeth Soulier-Détis

"Guess at the rest" : cracking the Hogarth code, Elisabeth Soulier-Détis

Label
"Guess at the rest" : cracking the Hogarth code
Title
"Guess at the rest"
Title remainder
cracking the Hogarth code
Statement of responsibility
Elisabeth Soulier-Détis
Title variation
Cracking the Hogarth code
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Employing an approach never previously utilised by Hogarth scholars, this engaging study reveals how a half-hidden thread of Masonic symbolism runs through the painter's work. The classical and Biblical references, whose ambiguity and apparent paradoxical relation with the eighteenth-century situations depicted have often been underlined, gain coherence and unity when they are analysed within the symbolic framework of freemasonry and alchemy that Hogarth was both using and concealing in his prints. This analysis reveals a coded meaning that is often entirely at odds with the surface one, a dissonance frequently suspected but never conclusively demonstrated by previous critics. Beneath the author's incisive eye, a veritable secret language of imagery emerges to form a coherent whole, offering an entirely new perspective on one of Britain's most famous painters
  • Guess at the Rest is a highly original and titillating book for academic and general audiences alike. Readers will be intrigued by Hogarth's intricate weave of mythological, biblical and Masonic references and hidden codes that they form. However, even as she unearths this particular reading of the great painter and engraver, Soulier-Détis ultimately reminds us that although we may wish to think that we know Hogarth well, his dictum at the end of the caption to The South Sea Scheme will always hold true - "Guess at the rest you find out more"."--pub. desc
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Détis, Elisabeth
Dewey number
759
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
  • N6797.H6
  • ND497
LC item number
D48 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1697-1764
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Hogarth, William
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hogarth, William
  • Symbolism in art
  • Freemasonry in art
Label
"Guess at the rest" : cracking the Hogarth code, Elisabeth Soulier-Détis
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [215]-222) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
320800626
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
233 pages
Isbn
9780718892159
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)320800626
Label
"Guess at the rest" : cracking the Hogarth code, Elisabeth Soulier-Détis
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [215]-222) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
320800626
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
233 pages
Isbn
9780718892159
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)320800626

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