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The Victorians: Britain Through the Paintings of the Age

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From high gothic architecture to the birth of the football league, from the novels of Dickens to the technological marvels of Brunel, the paintings of the era provide an overview that ranges across the whole of Victorian life and culture
 
Jeremy Paxman's unique portrait of the Victorian world takes readers on an exciting journey through the birth of modern Britain. Using the paintings of the era as a starting point, he tells stories of urban life, family, faith, industry, and empire that helped define the Victorian spirit and imagination. To Paxman, these paintings were the television of their day, and his exploration of Victorian art and society explains how artists like Butler, William Powell Frith, Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, Luke Fildes, and Ford Madox Brown were chronicling a world changing before their eyes. This enthralling history is an opinionated, informed, surprising, and hugely enthusiastic appraisal of the Victorians' influence on modern culture.

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Jeremy Paxman is an award-winning journalist.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9781846077449
Author:
Paxman, Jeremy
Publisher:
BBC Books
Subject:
General History
Subject:
Modern - 19th Century
Subject:
Europe - Great Britain - General
Subject:
European
Subject:
World History-1650 to Present
Subject:
General
Subject:
art;history;victorians;britain;19th century;non-fiction
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20100431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
B/W PHOTOS and ILLUS THROUGHOUT and FULL
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8 x 5 x 1 in 0.65 lb

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History and Social Science » World History » 1650 to Present
History and Social Science » World History » England » General
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