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.

Picture World

... 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 .

Picture World

Author: Rachel Teukolsky

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0198859732

Page: 464

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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.

Romantic Capabilities

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
Press ...

Romantic Capabilities

Author: Mike Goode

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0198862369

Page: 320

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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.

Modern Painters their superiority in the art of landscape painting to all the Ancient Masters proved by examples of the True the Beautiful and the Intellectual from the works of modern artists especially from those of J M W Turner Esq R A vol 1 By a Graduate of Oxford John Ruskin

Take , for instance , the street in the centre of the really great landscape of
Poussin ( great in feeling at least ) marked 260 in the Dulwich Gallery . The
houses are dead square masses , with a light side and a dark side , and black
touches for ...

Modern Painters  their superiority in the art of landscape painting to all the Ancient Masters proved by examples of the True  the Beautiful  and the Intellectual from the works of modern artists  especially from those of J  M  W  Turner Esq   R A  vol  1  By a Graduate of Oxford John Ruskin

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Australian Book Review

As his footnote tells us , that “ phrase ' is ' stolen ' from John Barrell ' s The Dark
Side of the Landscape : The Rural Poor in English Painting ( 1980 ) . The ' dark
side of the landscape ' certainly is an appropriate phrase and I shall come back to
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The Dark Side of Our Digital World

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.) ...

The Dark Side of Our Digital World

Author: Andrew Weiss

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 1538119064

Page: 272

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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.

Historic Landscapes of Britain from the Air

These were probably the earliest occasions on which the landscape of a small
area of Georgian Britain had actually ... what might be regarded as the other ( or
as it has been termed the ' dark ' ) side of the landscape must not be forgotten ...

Historic Landscapes of Britain from the Air

Author: Robin Glasscock

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN: 9780521325332

Page: 256

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Exploring the History and Heritage of Irish Landscapes

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 . ) ,
Visualizing ...

Exploring the History and Heritage of Irish Landscapes

Author: Patrick J. Duffy

Publisher: Four Courts PressLtd

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Page: 264

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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.

The Dark Fields of the Republic

... Barrell , The Dark Side of the Landscape : The Rural Poor in English Painting ,
1730-1840 ( Cambridge : Cambridge UP , 1980 ) ; Ann Bermingham , Landscape
and Ideology : The English Rustic Tradition , 1740-1860 ( Berkeley : 1986 ) .

 The Dark Fields of the Republic

Author: Larry Fitzgerald Kutchen

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Page: 620

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Loudon and the landscape

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Loudon's accounts of his travels in northem Europe in 1828-29 in Gard. Mag.,
vols. 5-9 (1829-33). 15 Barrell, The Dark Side of the Landscape: The Rural Poor
in ...

Loudon and the landscape

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Literary Landscapes Landscape in Literature

... books that focus on landscape and English literature have been produced : M .
Andrews , The Search for the Picturesque : Landscape Aesthetics and Tourism in
Britain , 1760 - 1800 , Scolar Press , Aldershot 1989 ; J . Barrell , The Dark Side ...

Literary Landscapes  Landscape in Literature

Author: Michele Bottalico

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Landscape Culture and Power in Chinese Society

2 Landscape ' s efficacy relies precisely upon screening those more conventional
signs familiar to us in artifice . ... This text , entitled Bifa ji or “ An Account of Brush
Work , " is 2 John Barrell , The Dark Side of the Landscape : The Rural Poor in ...

Landscape  Culture  and Power in Chinese Society

Author: Stephen West

Publisher: University of California Inst of East

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Page: 152

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Writing the Dark Side of Travel

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 ...

Writing the Dark Side of Travel

Author: Jonathan Skinner

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 0857453416

Page: 209

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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).

Conversations with Critics

To quite to a large extent , The Dark Side of the Landscape continues in that
tradition . Much of its force comes from the sense that you ' re demystifying ,
unveiling , exposing - all these rather macho terms come to mind . But there are
also ...

Conversations with Critics

Author: Nicolas Tredell

Publisher: Sheep Meadow Press

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The Re creation of Landscape

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 .

The Re creation of Landscape

Author: James A. W. Heffernan

Publisher: Dartmouth College Press

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Page: 256

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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.