Romanticism and Art, Paperback / softback Book

Romanticism and Art Paperback / softback

Part of the World of Art series


In the age of revolutions, at the end of the eighteenth century, the mental and spiritual life of North America and Europe began to undergo an historic and irreversible change.

The ideas of spontaneity, direct expression and natural feeling transformed the arts, encouraging artists to explore the extremes in human nature, from heroism to insanity and despair. Widely praised on first publication and now revised, William Vaughan's classic study analyses the achievement of the leading artists of the day - masters such as Goya, Blake, Gericault, Turner and Delacroix - and sets in context a host of fascinating figures in painting, sculpture and architecture: Palmer, Runge, Soane, Gros, Overbeck, Schinkel, Flaxman, Pugin, Bingham and many more.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 288 pages, 194 Illustrations, black and white; 21 Illustrations, color
  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
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  • Category: Art & design styles: Romanticism
  • ISBN: 9780500202753



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