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Italian Culture in Northern Europe in the Eighteenth Century
This was the first multi-disciplinary study of the dissemination of Italian culture in northern Europe during the long eighteenth century (1689-1815). The book covers a diverse range of artists, actors and musicians who left Italy during the eight...
The First Actresses
Gill Perry, Joseph Roach, Shearer West
Featuring a range of large-scale, public and more intimate portraits of actresses, The First Actresses provides a vivid spectacle of femininity, fashion and theatricality from Nell Gwyn to Sarah Siddons. Ranging from oil paint to porcelain, these ...
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<br>Shearer West is Professor of Art History at the University of Birmingham. Her books include Chagall (Bison, 1990), The Image of the Actor: Verbal and Visual Representation in the Age of Garrick and Kemble (Pinter, 1991), The Visual Arts in Germany 1890-1940 (Manchester UP, 2000), and Fin de Sie'cle: Art and Society in an Age of Uncertainty (Overlook, 1993). She is also the editor of The Bloomsbury Guide to Art (Bloomsbury, 1996).<br>
Introduction; 1. What is a Portrait?; 2. Functions of Portraiture; 3. Power and Status; 4. Group Portraiture; 5. The Stages of Life; 6. Gender and Portraiture; 7. Self-Portraiture; 8. Portraiture and Modernism; 9. Identities; Notes; Annotated Bibliography; Index; Museums and Websites