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Art and Industry

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

Distributed for Unicorn Publishing Group

Art and Industry

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

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.

176 pages | 30 color plates | 6 1/4 x 9 1/4

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Reviews

"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."

Daily Art Magazine

"The chapters contain much information about the artists themselves as well as many other people, and this is one of the strengths of the work in that some of this information may be appearing for the first time in the form of a published book. Although each of the essays purports to deal with a single painter more are included and there are a large number of biographical references. For the research worker in this field the book can be highly recommended. . . . This is a detailed scholarly book. . . . It is very-well referenced; there are copious notes, an extensive bibliography and a good index. David Stacey is to be complimented on a fine work."

International Journal for the History of Engineering & Technology

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