Princeton University Library Catalog

National identity and nineteenth-century Franco-Belgian sculpture / Jana Wijnsouw.

Author:
Wijnsouw, Jana [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
  • New York ; London : Routledge, 2018.
  • ©2018
Description:
xiii, 265 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Series:
Routledge research in art history. [More in this series]
Summary note:
This book elaborates on the social and cultural phenomenon of national schools during the nineteenth century, via the less-studied field of sculpture and using Belgium as a case study. The role, importance of and emphasis on certain aspects of national identity evolved throughout the century, while a diverse array of criteria were indicated by commissioners, art critics, or artists, that supposedly constituted a 'national sculpture.' By confronting the role and impact of the four most crucial actors within the artistic field (politics, education, exhibitions, public commissions) with a linear timeframe, this book offers a chronological as well as a thematic approach. Artists covered include Guillaume Geefs, Eugene Simonis, Charles Van der Stappen, Julien Dillens, Paul Devigne, Constantin Meunier, and George Minne.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Subject(s):
ISBN:
  • 9781138712515
  • 1138712515
  • ((ebk))
OCLC:
990032764
Other standard number:
  • 40027567056
RCP:
C - S