Art and Industry

Seven Artists in Search of an Industrial Revolution in Britain (1780–1830)

David Stacey

Art and Industry

David Stacey

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176 pages | 30 color plates | 6 1/4 x 9 1/4
Paper $37.95 ISBN: 9781913491291 Will Publish May 2021 For Sale in USA and Canada Only
Essays discuss industry-related artworks created in Britain at the turn of the nineteenth century

In a series of linked essays, art historian David Stacey discusses paintings of industrial scenes by seven artists working from the late eighteenth century to the early nineteenth. The works presented in Art and Industry reflect on new technology and the changing use of capital; reveal the impact of the exploitation of men, women, and children; and challenge the patrons and the conventions of the period.
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Daily Art Magazine
"Art and industry may sound like an unlikely combination, usually we see them almost at the extremes of the spectrum of life. That is to say, Art embodies creativity while industry channels efficiency and standardization. David Stacey, in his book Art and Industry: Seven Artists in Search of an Industrial Revolution in Britain, explores how those extremes can come together."
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