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    DescriptionThis lavishly illustrated book celebrates the impact of Spanish culture on British art and collecting from the 1790s to the 1930s - the Napoleonic period to the Spanish Civil War. Spain is now a familiar and much-loved part of the British view of Europe, but in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries it was still relatively unknown. This book captures the excitement of this era, a time when Spain's architecture, customs, fashions and painting were 'discovered' and created a sensation in Britain. This unprecedented survey contains contributions from renowned scholars and illustrates the work of the Spanish masters Velazquez, El Greco, Murillo, Goya and Picasso, and the British artists David Wilkie, David Roberts, John Frederick Lewis, John Phillip, Arthur Melville and David Bomberg.

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    The Discovery of Spain
    British Artists and Collectors: Goya to Picasso
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) David Howarth, By (author) Paul Stirton, By (author) Claudia Heide
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 160
    Width: 244 mm
    Height: 302 mm
    Thickness: 16 mm
    Weight: 939 g
    ISBN 13: 9781906270186
    ISBN 10: 190627018X

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25830
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.1
    Abridged Dewey: 709
    LC classification: N
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T General Subject: 140
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ART
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DB, 1DSE
    BIC subject category V2: AC
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 04
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Ingram Subject Code: AT
    BISAC V2.8: ART015000
    Libri: I-AT
    BISAC V2.8: ART015030, ART015060
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    DC22: 709.4
    BIC subject category V2: 1DSE, 1DB
    DC22: 759.209034
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    Thema V1.0: AGA
    Illustrations note
    5 b/w, 135 col
    National Galleries of Scotland
    Imprint name
    National Galleries of Scotland
    Publication date
    30 September 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Dr David Howarth is a Reader in History of Art, Edinburgh University. He specialises in Spanish art and culture. and has also written extensively on the material culture of early modern Britain. He is co-guest curator (with Paul Stirton) of the forthcoming National Galleries of Scotland, 2009 International Festival exhibition, The Discovery of Spain. Paul Stirton is a Senior Lecturer in History of Art at the University of Glasgow, and visiting Professor at the Bard Graduate Center, New York. He is author (with Juliet Kinchin) of 'Is Mr Ruskin Living too Long?': Selected Writings of E.W. Godwin, Oxford, 2005. Michael Jacobs is a writer, art histiorian and hispanist. His many books include The Good and Simple Life: Artist colonies in Europe and America, Andalucia. He is a Senior Honorary Research Fellow of the Hispanics Department of the University of Glasgow. Dr Claudia Heide is a Visiting Lecturer in History of Art at Edinburgh University. She specialises in Islamic Spain. She co-edited a series of essays (Edinburgh University Press forthcoming) on Pascual Gayangos, the nineteenth century Spanish antiquarian and Arabist. Dr Nicholas Tromans is a Senior Lecturer in History of Art at Kingston University and a world authority on the Scottish painter Sir David Wilkie about whom he published a monograph entitled: David Wilkie: Painter of Everyday Life (Edinburgh University Press, 2007). He was recently catalogue editor for the Tate Britain exhibition on British Orientalist painting. Dr Hilary Macartney is a Lecturer in the Department of the Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds. She is the world authority on Sir William Stirling Maxwell, the Victorian pioneer British art historian of Spanish painting. She has published extensively in both Britain and Spain on aspects of Spanish art and culture.