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Includes bibliographical references (p. 291-301) and index.
Ch. 1. Beyond the Useful and Agreeable Man -- Ch. 2. 'Commerce and politics connect all parts of the world' -- Ch. 3. 'And 'tis in vain to find faults in the arts of deceiving ...' -- Ch. 4. 'First Freedom, and then Glory ...'.
Taking a critical view of such conventional categorizations as the 'Rococo', the 'Neo-Classical', and the 'Romantic', Matthew Craske creates a totally new and vivid picture of eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century art in Europe. He engages with crucial thematic issues such as changes in 'taste' and 'manners' and the impact of enlightenment notions of progress. At the same time he goes well beyond the usual geographical limits of surveys to take in St Petersburg, Copenhagen, Warsaw, and Madrid. The result is a refreshingly holistic survey which sets the art of the period firmly in its social history.