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“This book’s thick-textured narrative, abounding with theory and informed by a wealth of current and contemporary source material, will please specialist readers. Included are full endnote documentation, bibliography and index, along with abundant illustrations…Highly recommended…” —Choice, January 2013
J.M.W. Turner and the Subject of History is an in-depth consideration of the artist’s complex response to the challenge of creating history paintings in the early nineteenth century. Structured around the dual themes of making and unmaking, this book examines how Turner’s history paintings reveal changing notions of individual and collective identity at a time when the British Empire was simultaneously developing and fragmenting.
About the Author: Leo Costello is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Art History at Rice University, USA.
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