Art, Architecture and Politics

Tim Wilks

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    This is an authoritative summary of the changing visual arts in Britain during a turbulent century, viewing art and architecture in a political context. It provides a synthesis of recent studies and dispenses with some persistent misconceptions, not least that royal and aristocratic patronage of the arts took place in a vacuum, independently of the rest of society. The increasing influence of the Continent on British art and architecture is a central theme, as is the relationship between art and religion. Covering the period from the accession of James I to the death of Queen Anne, the Companion as a whole provides 'a magisterial overview' of the 'long' seventeenth century in British history.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationA Companion to Stuart Britain
    EditorsBarry Coward
    Place of PublicationChichester
    PublisherWiley Blackwell
    Number of pages27
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4051-8998-9
    Publication statusPublished - 2009

    Publication series

    NameBlackwell Companions to British History


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