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.
Author: John Barrell
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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.
... following Raymond Williams and John Barrell , observing what Barrell calls “
the dark side of the landscape . ” 77 Landscape aesthetics emerges , for modern
scholars , as a largely oppressive visual power wielded by the privileged .
Author: Rachel Teukolsky
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
The modern media world came into being in the nineteenth century, when machines were harnessed to produce texts and images in unprecedented numbers. In the visual realm, new industrial techniques generated a deluge of affordable pictorial items, mass-printed photographs, posters, cartoons, and illustrations. These alluring objects of the Victorian parlor were miniaturized spectacles that served as portals onto phantasmagoric versions of 'the world.' Although new kinds of pictures transformed everyday life, these ephemeral items have received remarkably little scholarly attention. Picture World shines a welcome new light onto these critically neglected yet fascinating visual objects. They serve as entryways into the nineteenth century's key aesthetic concepts. Each chapter pairs a new type of picture with a foundational keyword in Victorian aesthetics, a familiar term reconceived through the lens of new media. 'Character' appears differently when considered with caricature, in the new comics and cartoons appearing in the mass press in the 1830s; likewise, the book approaches 'realism' through pictorial journalism; 'illustration' via illustrated Bibles; 'sensation' through carte-de-visite portrait photographs; 'the picturesque' by way of stereoscopic views; and 'decadence' through advertising posters. Picture World studies the aesthetic effects of the nineteenth century's media revolution: it uses the relics of a previous era's cultural life to interrogate the Victorian world's most deeply-held values, arriving at insights still relevant in our own media age.
Landscape is not a genre of art but a medium , ” according to the first of W. J. T.
Mitchell's “ Theses on Landscape a ... The Dark Side of the Landscape : The
Rural Poor in English Painting 1730-1840 ( Cambridge : Cambridge University
Author: Mike Goode
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Studying works by William Blake, Walter Scott, and Jane Austen, this volume examines the extent to which Romantic literary works can be said to prefigure the ways in which readers will engage with them after the time of their creation.
Figure 4.1 shows the complexity of the data tracking and profiling landscape of
the online world, ranging the full gamut of online activities from media and
publishing (e.g., Disney, Viacom, etc.), telecoms (AT&T, mobile carriers, etc.) ...
Author: Andrew Weiss
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
An all-in-one guide to understanding and managing the dark side of our digital lives. It all started out so well: the online world began as an effective tool for communication that carried with it a great promise to level the playing field and eliminate borders. But it’s morphed into something totally unintended. We’ve all had to endure the troll that derails a generally benign conversation; or received that scam email from a wealthy Nigerian prince; or felt the strange feeling of being watched and tracked by advertising companies as we navigate the web. Welcome to the modern internet. These are but a few of the topics that The Dark Side of Our Digital World: And What You Can Do about It examines to get at the root causes of our current problems with information technology, social media, and problematic online behavior. The book explores the issues raised by the negative side of information technology, including surveillance and spying, declining privacy, information overload, surveillance capitalism and big data analytics, conspiracy theories and fake news, misinformation and disinformation, trolling and phishing. What’s ultimately at stake is how we are able to cope with increasingly invasive anti-social behaviors, the overall decline of privacy in the face of total surveillance technologies, and the lack of a quality online experience that doesn’t devolve into flame wars and insults. The future of the internet as well as our societies depends upon our ability to discern truth from lies and reality from propaganda. The book will therefore also examine the possible directions we could take to improve the situation, looking at solutions in the areas of psychology and behavioral conditioning, social engineering through nudging techniques, the development of e-democracy movements, and the implementation of public policy.
39 See Barrell , The dark side of the landscape ; Bermingham , Landscape and
ideology : the English rustic tradition , 1740 – 1860 . 40 K . O ' Neill , ' Looking at
the pictures : art and artfulness in colonial Ireland ' in Dalsimer ( ed . ) ,
Author: Patrick J. Duffy
Publisher: Four Courts PressLtd
This book highlights the principal themes and elements in the making of the landscape, and the sources which can assist historians and historical geographers in studying and understanding Irish landscape history. Major and local sources relating to the natural environment, cultural landscapes and the built environment are explored. The book also looks at representations of landscapes in literature, painting and other artistic sources which can provide insights into the nature of real and imagined worlds of the past. The ultimate source which features prominently throughout this study is the landscape itself on which generations before us have inscribed the marks of their presence in fields, farms, houses, villages, towns, roads, lanes and the infrastructure of settlement.
Exploring. Landscapes. after. Battle. Tourists. at. Home. on. the. Old. Front. Lines.
JENNIFER ILES ... Yet it is a landscape that as Shepheard comments, still “
remains thick with the memory of that time” (Shepheard 1997: 204–5). Although
in the ...
Author: Jonathan Skinner
Publisher: Berghahn Books
The travel experience filled with personal trauma; the pilgrimage through a war-torn place; the journey with those suffering: these represent the darker sides of travel. What is their allure and how are they represented? This volume takes an ethnographic and interdisciplinary approach to explore the writings and texts of dark journeys and travels. In traveling over the dead, amongst the dying, and alongside the suffering, the authors give us a tour of humanity's violence and misery. And yet, from this dark side, there comes great beauty and poignancy in the characterization of plight; creativity in the comic, graphic, and graffiti sketches and comments on life; and the sense of profound and spiritual journeys being undertaken, recorded, and memorialized. Jonathan Skinner is Senior Lecturer in Social Anthropology at Queen's University Belfast. He is the author of "Before the Volcano: Reverberations of Identity on Montserrat" (Arawak Publications 2004), and co-editor of "Managing Island Life" (University of Abertay Press 2006) and "Great Expectations: Imagination and Anticipation in Tourism" (Berghahn 2011).
The Dark Side of the Landscape : The Rural Poor in English Painting , 1730 -
1840 . Cambridge : Cambridge University Press , 1980 . - The Idea of Landscape
and the Sense of Place , 1730 - 1840 : An Approach to the Poetry of John Clare .
Author: James A. W. Heffernan
Publisher: Dartmouth College Press
Compares the common concerns & impulses behind the works of four artists & writers, & demonstrates that the verbal & visual sides of romanticism are parts of a coherent whole.