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The Geographies of Englishness: Landscape and the National Past, 1880 to 1940
By David Peters Corbett (editor), Fiona Russell (editor), Ysanne Holt (editor) and Corbett David Peters (editor)
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Publisher Paul Mellon Ctr for Studies
Publication date May 1, 2002
Pages 386
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780300094886
ISBN-10 0300094884
Dimensions 1.50 by 7 by 10 in.
Weight 3.30 lbs.
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Original list price $65.00
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: In the late-19th and early-20th centuries, the notion of "Englishness" was widely debated in English art and cultural circles. Might there be a specifically English landscape and an English way of representing it? Was the history of the nation unique, and might there be a particular and resilient national character? This study examines the intersection of national identity, modernization and landscape in English art during the period from 1880 to 1940. Individual chapters consider how changing ideals and debates were at work in English art during these decades of social and cultural change. The contributors address topics ranging from the assimilation of French styles in English art before World War I, to tensions between a tentative acceptance of change and a belligerent assertion of Englishness, to themes of national identity and modernization in the years leading to World War II. From various perspectives, the volume seeks to offer new insight into the invention of nation and its consequences for English art during this critical era.

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