Bodybuilding : reforming masculinities in British art 1750-1810 / Martin Myrone.

Author
Myrone, Martin [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
New Haven [Conn.] ; London : Yale University Press for the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, c2005.
Description
vii, 384 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 27 cm.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. [315]-373) and index.
Contents
Introduction : masculinity as cultural work in eighteenth-century Britain -- 'Our arts may hope for new advances' : the state of the arts 1755-1765 -- Reforming the hero : London in the early 1760s -- Gavin Hamilton and Rome in the 1760s -- James Barry in France and Italy -- 'Over-stocked with artists of all sorts' : the state of the arts 1765-1775 -- General Wolfe among the Macaronis -- Outlaw masculinity : John Hamilton Mortimer in the 1770s -- Alexander Runciman in Rome and Edinburgh -- Henry Fuseli and Thomas Banks in Rome -- 'This weak, disjointed age' : the state of the arts 1775-1785 -- The American war and the heroic image -- Gothic romance and quixotic heroism : Fuseli in the 1780s -- The male nude at the Royal Academy -- 'Three young sculptors' of the 1790s -- 'I never presum'd to class the painters' : the state of the arts 1785-1800 -- Conclusion: genius, madness and the fate of heroic art : Blake and Fuseli in the nineteenth century -- Notes -- Selected bibliography -- Photograph credits -- Index.
ISBN
0300110057 (cl : alk. paper)
LCCN
2005012041
OCLC
59879576
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