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The Resource The conversation piece : making modern art in eighteenth-century Britain, Kate Retford

The conversation piece : making modern art in eighteenth-century Britain, Kate Retford

Label
The conversation piece : making modern art in eighteenth-century Britain
Title
The conversation piece
Title remainder
making modern art in eighteenth-century Britain
Statement of responsibility
Kate Retford
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Pioneered by William Hogarth (1697-1764) and his peers in the early 18th century, and then revitalized by Johan Zoffany (1733-1810), the conversation piece was an innovative mode of portraiture, depicting groups posed in landscape or domestic settings. These artists grappled with creating complex multi-figured compositions and intricate narratives, filling their paintings with representations of socially, nationally, and temporally precise customs. Paying particular attention to the vibrant (and at times fabricated) interior and exterior settings in these works, Kate Retford discusses the various ways that the conversation piece engaged with the rich material culture of Georgian Britain. The book also explores how these portraits served a wide array of interests and concerns among familial networks and larger social groups. From codifying performances of politeness to engaging in cross-cultural exchanges, the conversation piece was a complex and nuanced expression of a multifaceted society
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1974-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Retford, Kate
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
ND1314.4
LC item number
.R48 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Conversation piece (Portrait painting)
  • Art and society
  • Art and society
  • Conversation piece (Portrait painting)
  • Great Britain
  • Art and Design
  • Art and Design
Label
The conversation piece : making modern art in eighteenth-century Britain, Kate Retford
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 383-403) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • pt. 2
  • SETTINGS
  • 4.
  • Fabricating Space I: Outside
  • 5.
  • Fabricating Space II: Inside
  • pt. 3
  • PEOPLE
  • 6.
  • ̀Familys done in Familiar case in Groups'
  • pt. 1
  • 7.
  • Conversation of a well chosen Friend'
  • 8.
  • ̀Light Incidents'
  • FRAMEWORKS
  • 1.
  • Making Modern Art
  • 2.
  • Staging the Art of Talk'
  • 3.
  • ̀Mode and Manner of the Time'
Control code
973733390
Dimensions
28 cm
Extent
xi, 425 pages
Isbn
9780300194807
Lccn
2017008586
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)973733390
Label
The conversation piece : making modern art in eighteenth-century Britain, Kate Retford
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 383-403) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • pt. 2
  • SETTINGS
  • 4.
  • Fabricating Space I: Outside
  • 5.
  • Fabricating Space II: Inside
  • pt. 3
  • PEOPLE
  • 6.
  • ̀Familys done in Familiar case in Groups'
  • pt. 1
  • 7.
  • Conversation of a well chosen Friend'
  • 8.
  • ̀Light Incidents'
  • FRAMEWORKS
  • 1.
  • Making Modern Art
  • 2.
  • Staging the Art of Talk'
  • 3.
  • ̀Mode and Manner of the Time'
Control code
973733390
Dimensions
28 cm
Extent
xi, 425 pages
Isbn
9780300194807
Lccn
2017008586
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)973733390

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