This major book examines the ways in which the idea of an earthly paradise inspired English life and thought in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Professor Schulz begins with the eighteenth-century passion for landscape gardens - attempts physically to recreate Eden on earth. He traces the 'internalising' of Eden by the Romantic poets and by painters such as Constable and Palmer, and then turns to the Victorian identification of paradise not with a garden but with the city - a technological Eden, achieved by massive feats of engineering that would control the environment. Chapters on Turner, Tennyson, and the Pre-Raphaelites show the increasing disillusion with this urban and mechanised ideal as the century declined towards the purely imaginative paradises of Beardsley's drawings and Whistler's Peacock Room - Eden recreated in the dining room of a Liverpool shipping millionaire. Wide ranging in scope and generously illustrated, Paradise Preserved is a remarkable work of literary, artistic and cultural history.
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This major book examines the ways in which the idea of an earthly paradise inspired English life and thought in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Wide ranging in scope and generously illustrated, Paradise Preserved is a remarkable work of literary, artistic and cultural history.Contenuti:
Introduction: the continuing mystique of Paradise; Part I. Eighteenth-Century Landscape Garden Paradises: 1. Gardening Lords; Part II. Romantic Paradisal Bowers, Valleys, and Islands: 2. Blake and the unencing dialectic of Earth and Eden; 3. Coleridge and the enchantments of earthly paradise; 4. Wordsworth and the Axis Mundi of Grasmere; 5. Byron's and Shelley's Hesperian Islands; 6. Bewick's, Constable's, and Palmer's Locus Paradisus; 7. Crabbe's and Clare's enclosed vales; Part III. Victorian Heavenly Cities and Blessed Damozels: 8. From natural landscape to controlled environment; 9. Paxton's Hyde Park Crystal Palace; 10. Turner's fabled Atlantis: London, Venice and Carthage as paradisal cityscape; 11. Tennyson's celestial Camelot; 12. Mid-Victorian London and the angel in the house; 13. Pre-Raphaelite tainted gardens, lost ladies, and intruders on the green; 14. Rossetti's blessed Eve and her daughters; 15. Whistler's peacock room: a curvilinear Locus Spiritus for the Times; Notes' Index.
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Descrizione libro Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1985. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. 1st Edition. 180mm x 250mm. First edition. Bound in red cloth. Cream coloured dust wrapper with black and red design. Dust wrapper slightly bumped and tiny tear at spine. Clean pages. Black and white illustrations throughout. Includes contents pages, illustration references and notes to pages. Codice libro della libreria 000967
Descrizione libro Cambridge Univ Press, 1985. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. 1st Edition. lights signs of handling. unmarked. clean. tight. dj covered with brodart. Codice libro della libreria 4410632
Descrizione libro Cambridge University Press, 1985. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Near Fine+. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good++. First Edition. This is a very solid and very clean Red Cloth British Art / History hardback in Near Fine+ condition with a Very Good++ jacket. First Edition. Inscribed by Author on Free page. c1985. Printed in Great Britain. It is in great condition both inside and out. It has a very bright and very clean cloth cover with very nice edges. This Book must have been a labor of love ! The pages are tight, bright and unmarked. No other names. The jacket is also very bright & clean with very good edges. There is a little browning to the spine and some edges, not bad at all. Very little shelf wear. 368 pages. Signed by Author. Codice libro della libreria 013676
Descrizione libro Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1985. Hardback. Condizione libro: Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: fine. First edition.. Small 4to. (10 x 7 inches). pp.xv + 368. B/w illusts. Red cloth. Pictorial d/w, not clipped, in protective sleeve. Old price in pencil. A Fine copy in a like d/w. Heavy book, requiring much extra postage overseas. We reduce the default shipping charge for lighter books or use it for a tracked service if books are expensive or uncommon. We pack books securely in boxes, or corrugated card or cardboard, and protect corners with bubble-wrap. Codice libro della libreria 6460
Descrizione libro Cambridge Univ Pr, Cambridge, 1985. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Near Fine. Frontispiece/illustrated (illustratore). SCARCE. Signed by the author. DJ Near Fine But Browned. Signed by Author(s). Codice libro della libreria 029783
Descrizione libro Cambrigde, London, New York u.a., Cambridge University Press., 1985. XV, 368 S. Mit s/w. Abbildungen. Originalleinwand mit Schutzumschlag. Codice libro della libreria 50941AB
Descrizione libro Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, (1985). First edition., 1985. Small quarto, red cloth, pp. xv, 368, illustrated. With considerable material on Rossetti, Coventry Patmore, the pre-Raphaelites, Whistler, Tennyson, Turner, Blake, Coleridge, Wordsworth, Byron, Shelley, Crabbe, Clare, etc. A fine copy in dust jacket, with just a hint of dust soiling. [Oversize*]. Codice libro della libreria 07369