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The sanitary arts : aesthetic culture and the Victorian cleanliness campaigns, Eileen Cleere

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The sanitary arts : aesthetic culture and the Victorian cleanliness campaigns
Title
The sanitary arts
Title remainder
aesthetic culture and the Victorian cleanliness campaigns
Statement of responsibility
Eileen Cleere
Title variation
Aesthetic culture and the Victorian cleanliness campaigns
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Eileen Cleere argues in this interdisciplinary study that mid-century discoveries about hygiene and cleanliness not only influenced public health, civic planning, and medical practice but also powerfully reshaped the aesthetic values of the British middle class. By focusing on paintings, domestic architecture, and interior design, The Sanitary Arts: Aesthetic Culture and the Victorian Cleanliness Campaigns shows that the "sanitary aesthetic" significantly transformed the taste of the British public over the nineteenth century by equating robust health and cleanliness with new definitions of beauty and new experiences of aisthesis. Covering everything from connoisseurs to custodians, Cleere demonstrates that Victorian art critics, engineers, and architects-and even novelists from George Eliot to Charles Dickens, Charlotte Mary Young to Sarah Grand-all participated in a vital cultural debate over hygiene, cleanliness, and aesthetic enlightenment. The Sanitary Arts covers the mid-forties controversy over cleaning the dirt from the pictures in the National Gallery, the debate over decorative "dust traps" in the overstuffed Victorian home, and the late-century proliferation of hygienic breeding principles as a program of aesthetic perfectibility, to demonstrate the unintentionally collaborative work of seemingly unrelated events and discourses. Bringing figures like Edwin Chadwick and John Ruskin into close conversation about the sanitary status of beauty in a variety of forms and environments, Cleere forcefully demonstrates that aesthetic development and scientific discovery can no longer be understood as separate or discrete forces of cultural change"--
  • "This is the first book-length manuscript to investigate the protracted collusion between Victorian sanitary interests and nineteenth-century aesthetic philosophy. Cleere challenges standard accounts of mid-Victorian sanitation reform by focusing on the aesthetic transformations brought about by the changing ideas regarding health and cleanliness. Drawing from an array of texts that inform her research agenda--including canonical and non-canonical fiction, scientific studies, art history, and home decoration manuals--Cleere links these seemingly disparate works to demonstrate how they are connected at the level of discourse and ideologies of harmony"--
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Cleere, Eileen
Dewey number
820.9/008
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PR468.A33
LC item number
C54 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • English literature
  • Aestheticism (Literature)
  • Art and literature
  • Social values
  • Sanitation in literature
  • Sanitation in art
  • Sanitation
  • Hygiene
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
  • Aestheticism (Literature)
  • Art and literature
  • English literature
  • Hygiene
  • Sanitation in art
  • Sanitation in literature
  • Sanitation
  • Social values
  • Great Britain
Label
The sanitary arts : aesthetic culture and the Victorian cleanliness campaigns, Eileen Cleere
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 178-186) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foul matter: Edwin Chadwick; John Ruskin, and mid-Victorian Aesthesis -- Dirty pictures: John Ruskin, Modern Painters, and Victorian Sanitation of Fine Art -- The Sanitary narrative: Victorian reform fiction and the putresence of the picturesque -- Victorian dust traps -- The surgical arts: aesthesia and anaesthesia in late-Victorian medical fiction -- Aesthetic anachronisms: Mary Ward's The Mating of Lydia and the persistent plot of sanitary fiction -- Intensive culture: John Ruskin, Sarah Grand, and the aesthetics of eugenics -- On methods, materials, and meaning
Control code
879368992
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 195 pages
Isbn
9780814212585
Isbn Type
(cloth)eng
Lccn
2013046161
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)879368992
Label
The sanitary arts : aesthetic culture and the Victorian cleanliness campaigns, Eileen Cleere
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 178-186) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foul matter: Edwin Chadwick; John Ruskin, and mid-Victorian Aesthesis -- Dirty pictures: John Ruskin, Modern Painters, and Victorian Sanitation of Fine Art -- The Sanitary narrative: Victorian reform fiction and the putresence of the picturesque -- Victorian dust traps -- The surgical arts: aesthesia and anaesthesia in late-Victorian medical fiction -- Aesthetic anachronisms: Mary Ward's The Mating of Lydia and the persistent plot of sanitary fiction -- Intensive culture: John Ruskin, Sarah Grand, and the aesthetics of eugenics -- On methods, materials, and meaning
Control code
879368992
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 195 pages
Isbn
9780814212585
Isbn Type
(cloth)eng
Lccn
2013046161
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)879368992

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