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  • ISBN: 9780300073683
  • ISBN10: 0300073682

Hanging the Head Portraiture and Social Formation in Eighteenth-Century England

by Marcia Pointon

  • List Price: $45.00
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Yale Univ Pr
  • Publish date: 02/01/1998
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This handsomely illustrated book discusses portraiture as a cultural and political phenomenon in eighteenth-century England. Marcia Pointon offers detailed historical analyses of portraits by Gainsborough, Reynolds, Hogarth, and others, showing how portraiture of the period provided mechanisms for constructing and accessing a national past and for controlling a present that appeared increasingly unruly.

"A lively and inventive book, offering an unusual perspective on familiar works. The illustrations are magnificent and Pointon provides fascinating information". -- David Nokes, The Spectator

"Impressive ... comprises a fascinating historical analysis and methodological sophistication which maps new ground in the study of portraiture and provides an excellent model for future generations of researchers". -- Shearer West, Times Literary Supplement

"Original and perceptive.... The measure of the importance of this thought-provoking volume is its fresh approach, choosing revealing areas of enquiry to probe eighteenth-century attitudes of mind". -- John Hayes, Art Newspaper

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