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John Singer Sargent And The Art Of Allusion
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A revealing, interdisciplinary exploration of the brilliant visual quotations in the work of the celebrated grand-manner portraitist The work of portraitist John Singer Sargent (1856–1925) has come to epitomize the glamour and anxiety of his age. In this…
The Letters of Samuel Johnson, Volume I: 1731-1772
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"It is now become so much the fashion to publish letters, that in order to avoid it, I put as little into mine as I can," Samuel Johnson declared, according to Boswell. And Boswell answered, "Do what you will, Sir, you cannot avoid it. Should you even write as…
The Letters of Samuel Johnson, Volume III: 1777-1781
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The Hyde Edition offers scores of texts transcribed for the first time from the original documents a feature of special importance in the case of Johnson's revealing letters to Hester Thrale, many of which have been available only in expurgated form. The Hyde…
The Letters of Samuel Johnson, Volume IV: 1782-1784
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With these two volumes Princeton University Press concludes the first scholarly edition of the letters of Samuel Johnson to appear in forty years. Volume IV chronicles the last three years of Johnson's life, an epistolary endgame that includes the breakup of the…
The Letters of Samuel Johnson, Volume V: Appendices and Comprehensive Index
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With these two volumes Princeton University Press concludes the first scholarly edition of the letters of Samuel Johnson to appear in forty years. Volume IV chronicles the last three years of Johnson's life, an epistolary endgame that includes the breakup of the…
Dilettanti: The Antic And The Antique In Eighteenth-century England

Dilettanti: The Antic And The Antique In Eighteenth-century England

by Bruce Redford

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|August 7, 2008

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With elegance and wit, Bruce Redford re-creates the vibrant culture of connoisseurship in Enlightenment England by investigating the multifaceted activities and achievements of the Society of Dilettanti. He dissects the British connoisseurs whose expeditions,…