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Hanging the head. Portraiture and social formation in Eighteenth-Century England.


Published by YALE U.P., 1993
ISBN 10: 0300057385 / ISBN 13: 9780300057386
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Title: Hanging the head. Portraiture and social ...

Publisher: YALE U.P.

Publication Date: 1993

Binding: Relié


Etude du rôle sociologique de l art du portrait dans l Angleterre du 18e s.Ouvrage épuisé, très bon état général, texte en anglais.Out of print, very good copy, text in english.Un vol.rel toile jaq.coul 28x25cm 278pp. 292 ill. Index BiblioExposition : 280x255mm 1500g. Bookseller Inventory # 9780300057386

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Synopsis: England in the 18th century possessed a thriving portrait culture which was part of a network of visual communication that encompassed print-collecting, popular performance and figurative acts of speech. In this book, Marcia Pointon demonstrates how portraiture provided mechanisms both for constructing and accessing a national past and for controlling a present that appeared increasingly unruly. Through historical analyses of particular aspects of portrait representation - images of criminals, the fashions and rituals around the masculine culture of hair and wigs, the gendering of childhood in paintings like "Penelope Boothby" or "Pinkie" - Pointon establishes the ways in which portraiture signified 18th-century England. How "the head" was hung was determined by social rules of posture and decorum, by artistic convention and commerical practice, and literally by the ways in which patrons chose to hang in particular arrangements on walls - paintings that served ritual and symbolic as well as decorative functions.

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