The Spirit of Britain : A Narrative History of the Arts, Paperback

The Spirit of Britain : A Narrative History of the Arts Paperback


"The Spirit of Britain" is a masterly survey of the country s artsliterature, music, poetry, painting, architecture, theater, and all the related subjects that, over the centuries, have given British intellectual and cultural life its unique character and vitality.

Presented to the reader as a single unfolding narrative, from the Celts to the present day, the arts are set within a vivid panorama of the social, economic, political, and ideological forces that shaped them. 400 gorgeous photographs and works of art add immensely to the dramatic impact of this landmark work of cultural history."


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 708 pages, colour illustrations
  • Publisher: Vintage Publishing
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: General arts
  • ISBN: 9780712664950



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