The Edwardian Sense: Art, Design, and Performance in Britain, 1901-1910

The Edwardian Sense: Art, Design, and Performance in Britain, 1901-1910


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Although numerous studies have explored the Edwardian period (1901–1910) as one of political and social change, this innovative book is the first to explore how art, design, and performance not only registered those changes but helped to precipitate them. While acknowledging familiar divisions between the highbrow world of aesthetic theory and the popular delights of the music hall, or between the neo-Baroque magnificence of central London and the slums of the East End, The Edwardian Sense also discusses the middlebrow culture that characterizes the anonymous edge of the city. Essays are divided into three sections under the broad headings of spectacle, setting, and place, which reflect the book’s focus on the visual, spatial, and geographic perspectives of the Edwardians themselves.

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ISBN-13: 9780300163353
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 06/29/2010
Series: Studies in British Art , #20
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 419,051
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 10.30(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Morna O’Neill is the Mellon Assistant Professor of 19th-Century European Art in the History of Art Department at Vanderbilt University. Michael Hatt is Professor of History of Art at the University of Warwick.

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