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The Resource The shock of the real : romanticism and visual culture, 1760-1860, Gillen D'Arcy Wood

The shock of the real : romanticism and visual culture, 1760-1860, Gillen D'Arcy Wood

Label
The shock of the real : romanticism and visual culture, 1760-1860
Title
The shock of the real
Title remainder
romanticism and visual culture, 1760-1860
Statement of responsibility
Gillen D'Arcy Wood
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Already in the century before photography's emergence as a mass medium, a diverse popular visual culture had risen to challenge the British literary establishment. The bourgeois fashion for new visual media - from prints and illustrated books to theatrical spectacles and panoramas - rejected high Romantic concepts of original genius and the sublime in favor of mass-produced images and the thrill of realistic effects. In response, the literary elite declared the new visual media an offense to Romantic idealism. "Simulations of nature," Coleridge declared, are "loathsome" and "disgusting." The Shock of the Real offers a tour of Romantic visual culture, from the West End stage to the tourist-filled Scottish Highlands, from the panoramas of Leicester Square to the photography studios of Second Empire Paris. But in presenting the relation between word and image in the late Georgian age as a form of culture war, the author also proposes an alternative account of Romantic aesthetic ideology - as a reaction not against the rationalism of the Englightenment but against the media age being born."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
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Wood, Gillen D'Arcy
Dewey number
709/.03/42
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
NX452.5.R64
LC item number
W66 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Romanticism in art
  • Arts, Modern
  • Arts, Modern
Label
The shock of the real : romanticism and visual culture, 1760-1860, Gillen D'Arcy Wood
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [257]-268) 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
Contents
  • Introduction: Belzoni's Tomb
  • Theater and Painting
  • Prints and Exhibitions
  • The Panorama
  • Ruins and Museums
  • Illustration Tourism Photography
  • Afterword: Visual Culture 2000
Control code
45172750
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
ix, 273 pages
Isbn
9780312226541
Lccn
00051483
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
The shock of the real : romanticism and visual culture, 1760-1860, Gillen D'Arcy Wood
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [257]-268) 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
Contents
  • Introduction: Belzoni's Tomb
  • Theater and Painting
  • Prints and Exhibitions
  • The Panorama
  • Ruins and Museums
  • Illustration Tourism Photography
  • Afterword: Visual Culture 2000
Control code
45172750
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
ix, 273 pages
Isbn
9780312226541
Lccn
00051483
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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