The Politics of the Picturesque: Literature, Landscape, and Aesthetics Since 1770

Cambridge University Press (1994)
The Picturesque (a set of theories, ideas, and conventions which grew up around the question of how we look at landscape) offers a valuable focus for new investigations into the literary, artistic, social, and cultural history of the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. This volume of essays by scholars from various disciplines in Britain and America incorporates a range of historically and theoretically challenging approaches to the topic. It covers the writers most closely identified with the exposition of the Picturesque as a theory, and also traces the influence and implications of its aesthetic in a variety of fields in the Romantic period, including literary and pictorial works, estate management, and women's fashion. Several essays deal more specifically with radical critiques and appropriations of the Picturesque in the nineteenth century, while in others, its influence is traced beyond traditionally accepted geographical or historical bounds.
Keywords Picturesque, The Congresses  Aesthetics, Modern Congresses  Aesthetics, Modern Congresses
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Call number BH301.P53.P65 1994
ISBN(s) 0521441137   0521131103   9780521131100   9780521441131  
DOI 10.2307/430985
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