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The book is to be applauded on many levels: it is well written, often fascinating, and illuminating.

The book is to be applauded on many levels: it is well written, often fascinating, and illuminating. Tatiana C. String, Reformation 'This volume is a welcome addition to the classroom for use by undergraduates and graduates, and provides food for thought for their teachers. a powerful reading of paintings and sculpture as texts of power in early modern England. Professor Kevin Sharpe, University of Southampton.

Howarth concentrates on the public uses and political exploitation of Renaissance art, rather than its quality or the creative.

Howarth concentrates on the public uses and political exploitation of Renaissance ar.

Contesting the orthodox view that no important works of art were produced in Britain from 1485 to 1649, Howarth finds proof to the contrary in the work of Sir AnthonyVan Dyck, Christopher Wren, Hans Holbein, and Inigo Jones, among others. Finally, Howarth addresses the political implications of the decisions made by art patrons, collectors, and critics.

Europe from the Renaissance to the Nineteenth Century. Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians Vol. 58 No. 2, Ju. 1999 (pp. 219-221) DOI: 1. 307/991494. Find this author on Google Scholar.

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In a survey which ranges widely from the building of Henry VII's palaces to the proposed monument to Charles I by Wren, David Howarth examines aspects of the visual arts in the English Renaissance to consider what they meant for those who commissioned them and those at whom they were directed. A variety of artefacts are considered for what they can tell us of the values of the court in early modern England. architecture artefact artefacts building church England English monument politics renaissance tomb visual arts. Authors and affiliations.

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Images of Rule : A Social and Political Analysis of English Renaissance Ar.

Images of Rule : A Social and Political Analysis of English Renaissance Art. by David J. Howarth. In a survey which ranges widely from the building of Henry VII's palaces to the proposed monument to Charles I by Wren, David Howarth examines aspects of the visual arts in the English Renaissance to consider what they meant for those who commissioned them and those at whom they were directed.

Art and Politics in the English Renaissance, 1485-1649. Author(s): David Howarth. Royal Building Royal Portraiture Royal Portraiture The Tomb Collecting Patronage Church Architecture Tudor and Stuart Writer.

This is a fascinating and highly readable account of the vital role the visual arts played in Great Britain during the Tudor and early Stuart monarchies. David Howarth examines the intersection of art and political power between the accession of the Tudors and the outbreak of civil war and draws on images of the Royal court to fashion his innovative cultural and political history.Howarth concentrates on the public uses and political exploitation of Renaissance art, rather than its quality or the creative process behind it. He argues that the English ruling class used and manipulated portraiture, architecture, the decorative arts, and spectacle in order to reinforce its own power and preserve England's political status quo. Howarth carefully studies the royal palaces, commissioned portraits, tombs, and period monuments to show how each work influenced—and was influenced by—politics. Even England's highly political battle between Catholicism and Protestantism found expression in religious architecture and painting. Contesting the orthodox view that no important works of art were produced in Britain from 1485 to 1649, Howarth finds proof to the contrary in the work of Sir AnthonyVan Dyck, Christopher Wren, Hans Holbein, and Inigo Jones, among others. Finally, Howarth addresses the political implications of the decisions made by art patrons, collectors, and critics. Of great interest are the critical reactions to art and architecture recorded by contemporary writers such as the Renaissance poet John Skelton and civil war polemicist William Prynne.
Images of Rule: Art and Politics in the English Renaissance, 1485-1649 download epub
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Author: David Howarth
ISBN: 0520209923
Category: History
Subcategory: Europe
Language: English
Publisher: University of California Press; 1st edition (May 30, 1997)
Pages: 306 pages