First published in 1948, A Calendar of British Taste from 1600–1800 gives a picture of British taste in art, nature and manners during the centuries 1600 to 1800.
The book is an anthology from novels, poetry, letters, essays, advertisements and diaries of the period. It is arranged chronologically and covers a wide range of topics including architecture, gardens, manners, music, nature, painting, poetry, sculpture, and the stage. Key authors drawn upon include Pepys, Dryden, Pope, Horace Walpole, Dr. Johnson, Fanny Burney, Cowper, and Wordsworth. Through an extensive and panoramic view, the book traces the development and changes in taste over time.
A Calendar of British Taste from 1600–1800 is ideal for anyone with an interest in the cultural and social history of Britain.
Table of Contents
Introduction; 1: 1600-1675; 2: 1676-1714; 3: 1715-1750; 4: 1751-1775; 5: 1776-1788; 6: 1789-1800; Indices - 1: Authors Quoted or Cited; 2: Authors and Artists Criticised or Mentioned; 3: Subjects and Places
E. F. Carritt