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Imaging the Nation

The Visual Culture of Wales

Author(s): Peter Lord

Language: English

Genre(s): Art and Music Welsh Interest

Series: Visual Culture of Wales

October 2000416 pages290x240mm

Hardback - 9780708315873 - 9780708317709

About The Book

This is the second volume in the pioneering series. This particular volume explores the imaging of the people and the land of Wales from the Tudor period until the 1960’s. The author discusses the emergence of portraiture among the Tudor gentry, the landscape movement of the eighteenth century, artisan painting and the national movement in art from the end of the nineteenth century. The development of images and image-making is examined in the broader context of the social, economic and political development of a nation. The series deals with the Visual Culture of Wales from the Celtic-Christian era to the late twentieth century. The series is sponsored by the Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies, the leading institute for research into Welsh and Celtic Studies. The book explores many artistic mediums including film, painting, sculpture, printed images and the crafts are all looked at. Also art patronage and institutional developments of the arts in Wales are also topics for discussion.


"'Peter Lord has just written the first volume in his magnum opus, a huge and lavish trilogy about the visual culture of Wales... Opening the pages of Lord's book is like letting in the sunshine... because it represents such a dazzling new interpretation of Welshness.' Jan Morris, Independent on Sunday "...superb...an impressive, scholarly, and seminal work of art history." Bookwatch "...written in a lively accessible style [...] one of the most beautifully illustrated books ever devoted to this fascinating subject." Western Mail "[an] excellently produced volume, a real pleasure to handle and look at..." Planet

About the Author(s)

Peter Lord

Peter Lord is an established author and authority on Welsh art, and was research fellow at the University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies, 1996 - 2003. He currently holds a part-time research fellowship at Swansea University.

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