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Holger Hoock

Full Name: Holger Hoock
Number of Works: 6
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ISBN: 1861978596, 9781861978592
Keywords: british, world, arts, war, imagination, politics, empires
Pages: 512
Published: 2010
  • Rating: 80%

This scholarly yet highly accessible book illuminates the manifold ways in which the culture of power and the power of culture were interwoven and shaped the character of British public life. Between the mid-18th and mid-19th centuries, Britain evolved from a substantial international power and relative artistic backwater into a global superpower and a leading cultural force in Europe. Hoock casts a compelling and fresh eye upon iconic objects such as the Rosetta Stone, the Parthenon Marbles, and Admiral Nelson's monuments. He traces the controversial careers of America's leading painters duri
ISBN: 0199266263, 9780199266265
Keywords: politics, british, culture, arts, academy, artists, royal, king
Pages: 392
Published: 2004

This is the story of the forging of a national cultural institution in late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century Britain. The Royal Academy of Arts was the dominant art school and exhibition society in London and a model for art societies across the British Isles and North America. This is the first study of its early years, re-evaluating the Academy's significance in national cultural life and its profile in an international context. Holger Hoock reassesses royal and state patronage of the arts and explores the concepts and practices of cultural patriotism and the politicization of art du
ISBN: 1403939063, 9781403939067
Keywords: legacy, context, nelson, lord, admiral
Pages: 256
Published: 2005
  • Rating: 60%

<div>Admiral Lord Horatio Nelson was a colorful and complex character, whose supremely successful naval career quickly attained legendary status. By 1803 he was Britain's paramount hero. Already maimed with the loss of an arm and blind in one eye, he returned to war and spent a further two years at sea before dying at the battle of Trafalgar in 1805. In this book, leading historians provide a radical reappraisal of his life and times.</div>