Hogarth A&I by Mark HallettHogarth A&I by Mark Hallett

Hogarth A&I

byMark Hallett

Paperback | March 26, 2001

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William Hogarth (1697-1764) is certainly one of the most versatile, innovative and celebrated of all British artists. He lived at a time when Britain was emerging as an increasingly urbanized, commercialized and aggressively imperial power. Like many other artists, he exploited and benefited from these changes in British society. Among his contemporaries, it was Hogarth who commented most brilliantly on society, both positively and negatively. His work celebrates the benefits of commerce, politeness and patriotism while simultaneously focusing on the corruption, hypocrisy and prejudice they brought in their wake. In paint and in print we are shown the two contrasting sides of modernity. This book explores and explains the dramatic duality within Hogarth's work, and in doing so gives us a greater sense of the contradictions and complexities within eighteenth-century British society itself.
Title:Hogarth A&IFormat:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 8.88 × 6.38 × 0.88 inPublished:March 26, 2001Publisher:Phaidon PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0714838187

ISBN - 13:9780714838182

Appropriate for ages: 13

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