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A strange business : a revolution in art, culture, and commerce in 19th century London, James Hamilton

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A strange business : a revolution in art, culture, and commerce in 19th century London
Title
A strange business
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a revolution in art, culture, and commerce in 19th century London
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James Hamilton
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Art, culture, and commerce in nineteenth century London
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eng
Summary
"A vivid excursion into London's nineteenth century art world, evoking the famed personalities, social changes, and technological advances that sparked a revolution in art commerce. Britain in the nineteenth century saw a series of technological and social changes which continue to influence and direct us today. Its reactants were human genius, money and influence, its crucibles the streets and institutions, its catalyst time, its control the market. In this rich and fascinating book, James Hamilton investigates the vibrant exchange between culture and business in nineteenth-century Britain, which became a center for world commerce following the industrial revolution. He explores how art was made and paid for, the turns of fashion, and the new demands of a growing middle-class, prominent among whom were the artists themselves. While leading figures such as Turner, Constable, Landseer, Coleridge, Wordsworth, and Dickens are players here, so too are the patrons, financiers, collectors and industrialists; publishers, entrepreneurs, and journalists; artists' suppliers, engravers, dealers and curators; hostesses, shopkeepers and brothel keepers; quacks, charlatans, and auctioneers. Hamilton brings them all vividly to life in this kaleidoscopic portrait of the business of culture in nineteenth-century Britain, and provides thrilling and original insights into the working lives of some of the era's most celebrated artists."--Provided by publisher
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A vivid excursion into London's nineteenth century art world, evoking the famed personalities, social changes, and technological advances that sparked a revolution in art commerce
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BTCTA
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1948-
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Hamilton, James
Dewey number
709.03/4
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Art and business
  • Arts
  • Arts
  • Great Britain
  • Art and business
  • Arts
  • Arts
  • Social conditions
  • Great Britain
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adult
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art, culture, and commerce in nineteenth century London
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A strange business : a revolution in art, culture, and commerce in 19th century London, James Hamilton
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Previously published as: A strange business : making art and money in nineteenth-century Britain. London : Atlantic Books, 2014
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 333-338) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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ocn907103704
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Pegasus Books hardcover edition.
Extent
xiv, 384 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781605988702
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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illustrations (some color)
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(OCoLC)907103704
Label
A strange business : a revolution in art, culture, and commerce in 19th century London, James Hamilton
Publication
Copyright
Note
Previously published as: A strange business : making art and money in nineteenth-century Britain. London : Atlantic Books, 2014
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 333-338) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn907103704
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Pegasus Books hardcover edition.
Extent
xiv, 384 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781605988702
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)907103704

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