History of art & design styles: c 1600 to c 1800

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  • An Elephant in Rome


    An Elephant in Rome

    An account of the invention of soft power and the bucket list destination, through Alexander VII and Bernini’s creation of Baroque Rome

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  • Hogarth and Europe


    Hogarth and Europe

    William Hogarth; seen here alongside the major European contemporaries who influenced him or took their inspiration from him. This book casts new light on the artists and their times, focusing on the themes of social protest, sexuality, satire and city life – centred on London, Paris, Venice and Amsterdam.

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  • William Hogarth – Visions in Print


    William Hogarth – Visions in Print

    Hogarth’s pictures are among the most iconic of the eighteenth century – his cacophonous crowds, bustling streets, polite or not-so-polite companies, and all too revealing tales of human folly, vividly bring the world around him to life. Their fame and popularity rests, above all, on their widespread circulation as prints, not only in England but around the globe, from the artist’s lifetime to today. Having first trained as an engraver, this remained an important aspect of his art and success. It is in print that he is often at his most creative and original, capturing, in his own words, ‘the perpetual fluctuations in the manners of the times’. Taking its cue from the portfolio collections Hogarth himself curated, this book gathers together a selection of his best loved and most inventive prints.

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