British Art: Global Contexts provides a forum for the study of British art and visual culture in the global context from 1700 to the present day. The main focus of the series is threefold: the transport, location, and reception of British art across the world; the British reception and exhibition of art from around the globe; and transnational and cosmopolitan art containing significant British components. The series seeks to problematize, historicize, and specify the idea of British art across the period, as it intersects with local, regional, international and global issues, communities, materials, and environments. Specializing in studies of British art within comparative and interdisciplinary frameworks, the series includes monographs and thematic studies, and single authored works and edited volumes of essays. The series publishes research which deals with fine art objects and the broader visual and material cultural environment of Britain and its historical territories, as well as with the global diaspora of British artists, genres, artefacts, materials and styles, and the contribution to British art of other global diasporas.
Transculturation in British Art, 1770-1930
Artwriting, Nation, and Cosmopolitanism in Britain The 'Englishness' of English Art Theory since the Eighteenth Century
Walter Pater and the Language of Sculpture
By Sarah Monks
May 01, 2021
A skillful reevaluation of the marginalized genre of marine painting, this study considers the production, reception, and institutions of marine imagery through the critical lens of the social history of eighteenth-century British art. The sea piece, long regarded as of little scholarly importance...
Edited By Julie F. Codell
March 29, 2017
Examining colonial art through the lens of transculturation, the essays in this collection assess painting, sculpture, photography, illustration and architecture from 1770 to 1930 to map these art works' complex and unresolved meanings illuminated by the concept of transculturation. Authors explore...
By Mark A. Cheetham
October 19, 2016
Arguing in favour of renewed critical attention to the 'nation' as a category in art history, this study examines the intertwining of art theory, national identity and art production in Britain from the early eighteenth century to the present day. The book provides the first sustained account of ...
By Lene Østermark-Johansen
October 19, 2016
Walter Pater and the Language of Sculpture is the first monograph to discuss the Victorian critic Walter Pater's attitude to sculpture. It brings together Pater's aesthetic theories with his theories on language and writing, to demonstrate how his ideas of the visual and written language are ...
Edited By Sarah Monks, John Barrell, Mark Hallett
September 13, 2016
Living with the Royal Academy: Artistic Ideals and Experiences in England, 1768-1848 offers a range of case studies which consider individual artists' personal, professional and artistic relationships with the Royal Academy during the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, bringing ...