The Dark Side of the Landscape

His discussion focuses on the work of three painters: Thomas Gainsborough, George Morland and John Constable. Throughout the book, Barrell draws illuminating comparisons with the literature of rural life and with the work of other painters.

The Dark Side of the Landscape

Author: John Barrell

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521276559

Page: 192

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The eighteenth-century saw a radical change in the depiction of country life in English painting: feeling less constrained by the conventions of classical or theatrical pastoral, landscape painters attempted to offer a portrayal of what life was really like, or was thought to be like, in England; and this inevitably involved a distinct approach to the depiction of the rural poor. John Barrell's influential 1980 study shows why the poor began to be of such interest to painters, and examines the ways in which they could be represented so as to be an acceptable part of the décor of the salons of the rich. His discussion focuses on the work of three painters: Thomas Gainsborough, George Morland and John Constable. Throughout the book, Barrell draws illuminating comparisons with the literature of rural life and with the work of other painters. His terse and vigourous account has provided a landmark for social historians and literary critics, as well as historians of art.

Landscape and Ideology

... Gainsborough in The Dark Side of the Landscape , pp . 35-88 . 70. Woody Landscape with Milkmaid and Drover is in a private collection , England .

Landscape and Ideology

Author: Ann Bermingham

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520066236

Page: 254

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00 In this interdisciplinary study, Ann Bermingham explores the complex, ambiguous, and often contradictory relationship between English landscape painting and the socio-economic changes that accompanied enclosure and the Industrial Revolution. In this interdisciplinary study, Ann Bermingham explores the complex, ambiguous, and often contradictory relationship between English landscape painting and the socio-economic changes that accompanied enclosure and the Industrial Revolution.

Gendering Landscape Art

an essentially modern teleology , in which landscape is seen to have risen ... to understand landscape art.25 Writing in The Dark Side of the Landscape of ...

Gendering Landscape Art

Author: Steven Adams

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719056284

Page: 230

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While gender has been the subject of extensive critical inquiry, the debate has focused primarily on the human, particularly the female, body. The spaces bodies occupy and the ways in which those spaces are depicted in landscape art has not, however, been subject to investigation. This book is the first sustained attempt to fill this gap in art history.

Outcasts from Eden

Ideas of Landscape in British Poetry Since 1945 Edward Picot ... of Landscape ( 1979 ) ; and John Barrell's The Dark Side of the Landscape ( 1981 ) .

Outcasts from Eden

Author: Edward Picot

Publisher: Liverpool University Press

ISBN: 9780853235316

Page: 322

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Setting the discussion within the context of the modern environmental debate, the author examines the works of British poets Philip Larkin, R.S. Thomas, Charles Tomlinson, Ted Hughes, and Seamus Heaney in an attempt to show their contributions to the tradition of British landscape poetry and illustrate some of the themes which have dominated that tradition. Arguing that environmentalism had its beginnings as an aesthetic movement rather than a scientific one, he discusses the implications of the poets' treatments of the Eden myth and other concepts as illustrative of humanity's concept of itself as standing outside of nature. Paper edition (unseen), $24.95. Distributed by ISBS. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Clothing and Landscape in Victorian England

12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 Landscape: The Rural Poor in English Painting 1730–1840 (Cambridge, 1992), p. 20. Barrell, The Dark Side of the ...

Clothing and Landscape in Victorian England

Author: Rachel Worth

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 178672345X

Page: 224

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In the context of this rapidly changing world, Rachel Worth explores the ways in which the clothing of the rural working classes was represented visually in paintings and photographs and by the literary sources of documentary, autobiography and fiction, as well as by the particular pattern of survival and collection by museums of garments of rural provenance. Rachel Worth explores ways in which clothing and how it is represented throws light on wider social and cultural aspects of society, as well as how 'traditional' styles of dress, like men's smock-frocks or women's sun-bonnets, came to be replaced by 'fashion'. Her compelling study, with black & white and colour illustrations, both adds a broader dimension to the history of dress by considering it within the social and cultural context of its time and discusses how clothing enriches our understanding of the social history of the Victorian period.


Also in 1972, the academic John Barrell published The Idea of Landscape and the Sense of Place. In 1980 he followed it with The Dark Side of the Landscape, ...


Author: John Berger

Publisher: Verso Trade

ISBN: 1784785857

Page: 272

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A major new work from the world's leading writer on art Landscapes, the companion volume to John Berger's highly acclaimed Portraits, explores what art tells us about ourselves. "Berger's work is an invitation to reimagine; to see in different ways," writes Tom Overton in the introduction to this volume. As a master storyteller and thinker John Berger challenges readers to rethink their every assumption about the role of creativity in our lives. In this brilliant collection of diverse pieces--essays, short stories, poems, translations--which spans a lifetime's engagement with art, John Berger reveals how he came to his own unique way of seeing. He pays homage to the writers and thinkers who infuenced him, such as Walter Benjamin, Rosa Luxemburg and Bertolt Brecht. His expansive perspective takes in artistic movements and individual artists--from the Renaissance to the present--while never neglecting the social and political context of their creation. Berger pushes at the limits of art writing, demonstrating beautifully how his artist's eye makes him a storyteller in these essays, rather than a critic. With "landscape" as an animating, liberating metaphor rather than a rigid defnition, this collection surveys the aesthetic landscapes that have informed, challenged and nourished John Berger's understanding of the world. Landscapes--alongside Portraits--completes a tour through the history of art that will be an intellectual benchmark for many years to come.

Landscape Literature and English Religious Culture 1660 1800

John Barrell, The Dark Side of the Landscape: the rural poor in English painting, 1730–1840 (Cambridge, 1980), p. 18. Wollheim, Art and Its Objects, §63.

Landscape  Literature and English Religious Culture  1660 1800

Author: R. Mayhew

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230504191

Page: 426

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Landscape, Literature and English Religious Culture, 1660-1800 offers a powerful revisionist account of the intellectual significance of landscape descriptions during the 'long' Eighteenth-century. Landscape has long been a major arena for debate about the nature of Eighteenth-century English culture; this book surveys those debates and offers a provocative new account. Mayhew shows that describing landscape was a religiously contested practice, and that different theological positions led differing authors to different descriptive approaches. Landscape description, then, shows English intellectual life still in the grips of a Christian and classical mentality in the 'long' Eighteenth-century.

Dark Tourism

C. Brants, “Guilty Landscapes: Collective Guilt and International Criminal Law,” ... J. Barrell, The Dark Side of the Landscape: The Rural Poor in English ...

Dark Tourism

Author: Glenn Hooper

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317154754

Page: 218

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Dark Tourism, as well as other terms such as Thanatourism and Grief Tourism, has been much discussed in the past two decades. This volume provides a comprehensive exploration of the subject from the point of view of both practice - how Dark Tourism is performed, what practical and physical considerations exist on site - and interpretation - how Dark Tourism is understood, including issues pertaining to ethics, community involvement and motivation. It showcases a wide range of examples, drawing on the expertise of academics with management and consultancy experience, as well as those from within the social sciences and humanities. Contributors discuss the historical development of Dark Tourism, including its earlier incarnations across Europe, but they also consider its future as a strand within academic discourse, as well as its role within tourism development. Case studies include holocaust sites in Germany, as well as analysis of the legacy of war in places such as the Channel Islands and Malta. Ethical and myriad marketing considerations are also discussed in relation to Ireland, Brazil, Rwanda, Romania, U.K., Nepal and Bosnia-Herzegovina. This book covers issues that are of interest to students and staff across a spectrum of disciplines, from management to the arts and humanities, including conservation and heritage, site management, marketing and community participation.

An Introduction to Landscape

of the dark side of the landscape is, of course, based on fact; dark woods are indeed more dangerous than open landscapes, where at least you can see the ...

An Introduction to Landscape

Author: Peter J. Howard

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 135195878X

Page: 328

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Inspiring deep emotion, landscape carries many meanings. This book follows the development of several threads of the concept of landscape as they have evolved across disciplines and across countries, leading to the European Landscape Convention and the designation of cultural landscapes as World Heritage Sites. The book introduces the key notions of landscape, such as landscape as meaning, as picture, as scale, as scenery and as place. It also considers the various factors which influence the way in which landscape is perceived now and in the past, with all of the senses. Finally, it looks of the various ways of protecting, managing and enhancing the landscape, taking into account a future of climate change. Beautifully illustrated and including 'capsules' in each section which provide fascinating insights into subjects from reading pictures, to mapping and GIS, through a discussion of the range of types of landscape to issues such as eco-museums, this book provides an excellent introductory overview for any students with an interest in the landscape around us.

Landscape and Western Art

Particularly fruitful and influential have been the following works : John Barrell , The Dark Side of the Landscape ( Cambridge University Press , 1980 ) ...

Landscape and Western Art

Author: Malcolm (Professor of Victorian and Visual Studies Andrews, Professor of Victorian and Visual Studies University of Kent Canterbury)

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192842336

Page: 248

View: 372

This book explores many issues raised by the range of ideas and images of the natural world in Western art since the Renaissance. The whole concept of landscape is examined as a representation of the relationship between the human and natural worlds. Featured artists include Claude, Freidrich, Turner, Cole and Ruisdael, and many different forms of landscape art are addressed, such as land art, painting, photography, garden design, panorama and cartography.

The Land Question in Britain 1750 1950

this trend in the scholarship with The Dark Side of the Landscape: The Rural Poor in English Painting, 1730–1840 (Cambridge, 1980).

The Land Question in Britain  1750 1950

Author: M. Cragoe

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230248470

Page: 281

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The 'Land Question' occupied a central place in political and cultural debates in Britain for nearly two centuries. From parliamentary enclosure in the mid-eighteenth century to the fierce Labour party debate concerning the nationalization of land after World War Two, the fate of the land held the power to galvanize the attention of the nation.

The Non Representation of the Agricultural Labourers in 18th and 19th Century English Paintings

9 John Barrell, The dark side of the landscape (Cambridge: Cambridge Press, 2006), 25. 10 Neil McKendrick, John Brewer and J.H. Plumb, The Birth of a ...

The Non Representation of the Agricultural Labourers in 18th and 19th Century English Paintings

Author: Penelope McElwee

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443888745

Page: 213

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The life of the poor rural worker appears to have been one of unmitigated toil within an unequal society, a reality seldom endorsed in paintings of the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. The contemporary viewer, who constituted less than three per cent of the population, wished to see visions of the idyllic golden landscapes of Merrie England peopled by happy contented workers, or, alternatively, images of the Big House, a feature and phenomenon now marching over the countryside, fed by a new building frenzy. This particular element would soon evolve into an all-consuming preoccupation for the wealthy throughout the period. Members of the upper echelons of society, with their families all attired in fine silks and satins, look out at their audience from ornately framed canvases as individuals. Yet the rural poor, the rabble at the gates, the unseen workforce, who toiled at the behest of the Master, are virtually unknown. They have left few records. Enclosure came at a price. The Poorhouse beckoned. And still the agricultural labourer did virtually nothing, for most of the eighteenth century, to protest or rebel against the inequalities of his downtrodden existence. Only the dreaded behemoth of the nineteenth century, the threshing machine, would stir him into action. How would it end?

Eighteenth Century English Literature

E John Barrell, The Dark Side of the Landscape: The Rural Poor in English Painting 1730-1840 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1980), p. 57.

Eighteenth Century English Literature

Author: Charlotte Sussman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0745637205

Page: 200

View: 674

This engaging book introduces new readers of eighteenth-century texts to some of the major works, authors, and debates of a key period of literary history. Rather than simply providing a chronological survey of the era, this book analyzes the impact of significant cultural developments on literary themes and forms - including urbanization, colonial, and mercantile expansion, the emergence of the "public sphere," and changes in sex and gender roles. In eighteenth-century Britain, many of the things we take for granted about modern life were shockingly new: women appeared for the first time on stage; the novel began to dominate the literary marketplace; people entertained the possibility that all human beings were created equal, and tentatively proposed that reason could triumph over superstition; ministers became more powerful than kings, and the consumer emerged as a political force. Eighteenth-Century English Literature: 1660-1789 explores these issues in relation to well-known works by such authors as Defoe, Swift, Pope, Richardson, Gray, and Sterne, while also bringing attention to less familiar figures, such as Charlotte Smith, Mary Leapor, and Olaudah Equiano. It offers both an ideal introduction for students and a fresh approach for those with research interests in the period.

The Dark Landscape of Modern Fiction

In his Encantadas meditation he reminds us that there are two sides to a tortoise : a dark side when the creature is right side up and a light side made ...

The Dark Landscape of Modern Fiction

Author: Patrick Reilly

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 135177056X

Page: 240

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This title was first published in 2003. This text explores the "dark, pessimistic truth that pervades the pages of modern texts", setting a theme of Dante's "Inferno" against the work of modern authors including Dostoyevsky, Hardy, Conrad, Wharton, Kafka, Camus, Waugh and Flannery O'Connor. The author's thesis is that these writers exhibit a hostility towards the reader, an anger that the reader should continue to be so deludedly happy when the writer has become so mortifyingly enlightened. At its most characteristic, Reilly demonstrates, modern fiction seems to achieve a savage satisfaction in inflicting this pain, to an extent that could be described as sadistic. Reilly traces what he calls this "punitive spirit" to a character in the "Inferno", Vanni Fucci, who suffering himself does his best to make Dante suffer too. Through the study he uses the "Inferno" as a guide to the prevailing attitudes in modern fiction, revealing a parallel between the prohibition of pity within the medieval poem and in the pages of modern texts.

Landscapes of Defence

We might think of individual 'landscapes' as being compromised, partial, contested and only ... Barrell referred to the 'dark side to the landscape'.

Landscapes of Defence

Author: John R. Gold

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317877527

Page: 320

View: 416

This is a key text on the very topical themes of power, defence and space. Landscapes of Defence is an exciting collection of theoretical and empirical material from very well known contributors, desiged to help students understand how landscapes of defence fit in with some of the broader concepts of space, power and place to which they are introduced in the 1st year. The book is split into four sections, and each section contains an introduction placing the subsequent chapters in context. There is also a comprehensive introduction and afterword to tie the book's broad themes together. 2nd and 3rd year undergraduates in urban and cultural geography will be the key market for this title, as well as strong secondary market in departments of Sociology, Anthropology, Law and Planning.

Sowing Empire

After all , John Barrell opens The Dark Side of the Landscape : The Rural Poor in English Painting , 1730—1840 , his reexamination of eighteenth - century ...

Sowing Empire

Author: Jill H. Casid

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 9780816640966

Page: 283

View: 905

In an ambitious work of wide-ranging literary, visual, and historical allusion, Jill H.Casid examines how landscaping functioned in an imperial mode that defined and remade the "heartlands" of nations as well as the contact zones and colonial peripheries in the West and East Indies. Revealing the colonial landscape as far more than an agricultural system - as a means of regulating national, sexual, and gender identities - Casid also traces how the circulation of plants and hybridity influenced agriculture and landscaping on European soil and how colonial contacts materially shaped what we take as "European."

The Anthropology of Landscape

The Dark Side of the Landscape : The Rural Poor in English Painting , 1730-1840 . Cambridge : Cambridge University Press . BENJAMIN , W. ( 1973 ) .

The Anthropology of Landscape

Author: Eric Hirsch

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0198280106

Page: 268

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Articles by Morphy and Layton annotated separately.

The Iconography of Landscape

2 John Barrell , The dark side of the landscape : the rural poor in English painting 1730-1840 ( Cambridge , 1980 ) . 3 Nicky Gregson , ' Conference report ...

The Iconography of Landscape

Author: Denis Cosgrove

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521389150

Page: 318

View: 913

This book, first published in 1988, draws together fourteen scholars from diverse disciplines to explicate the status of landscape as a cultural image.